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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:52 am    Post subject: Hello I need to compile for a very new hardware, please help Reply with quote

Hello,

Sorry I was away from this forum a long time. Now I have a dual boot machine, and I am moving from M$ to Linux.

1.- When I boot from my Win 7 in the WD Caviar HD the machine works perfect, no froze at all.
2.- I installed an easy to install distro with kernel 3.2.18 in the SSD but my new computer that has very new hardware, including the latest SSD 520 series from Intel, an NVIDIA GEForce GTX 570HD 2.5GB, gets froze an average of 2 times a day.
3.- I ran memtest for more than 8 hours and no errors, also Intel SSD Tools shows 100% Life and Health for the SSD.
4.- I searched a lot and I think the solution is in the kernel 3.3.6
5.- I would like to compile everything for my host hardware, because I will use it to run various VMs from VirtualBox 4.1.18 this is very important. So I need to compile the Gentoo for all this hardware including VirtualBox.
5.1 I need a clear procedure to follow since I come from the M$ world and I am not a geek, so I appreciate your advice and links to the Gentoo CD that I should download and
5.2 the link to the right documentation in order to compile step by step my host machine.

Thanks a lot for your understanding and appreciated help.

My Hardware is:
.Case Cooler Master Elite
.Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-VLX Intel Z77 Chipset
.Intel Core i7 2600k, with Corsair H60 Water Cooling System
.16GB RAM Corsair DDR3 1600 with heat sink
.HD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB with Win 7 (for Games) connected to SATA 6Gb/s
.Intel SSD Series 520, 240GB with a Linux Distro as Host (with 1 Win 7 VM and 3 Linux VMs), connected to SATA 6Gb/s, for Work and Personal.
.DVD Writer Samsung
.NVIDIA GEForce GTX 570HD 2,5GB
.Ultra Media Card Reader USB 3
.Termaltake Power Supply TR2 800W
.AOC LED Flat Panel 23" and ACO LED Flat Panel 20"

Thanks a lot and best regards
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

Get it and boot into 64-bit mode. That's it.

http://kernel-seeds.org/

This gives you good starting point.

Nowadays "-march=native -O2 -pipe" is all you need for CFLAGS.

BTW, Windows uses RAM differently, if you still get freezes try swapping memory chips around and see if anything changes.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and thanks Jaglover,

This sounds interesting:
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a configuration file where all of the tough stuff has already been done ... The kernel seed is THE way to get your computer up and running quickly, with as much of what you need as possible, and none of what you don't.


1.- Sorry but I do not understand well, I thought I would be installing Gentoo and compiling it for my machine hardware using emerge. My machine works with the actual Linux Distro, but the problem is that it freezes and then I have to reset it with the risk of damaging my open VMs. But it boots again and works for hours, even some times for a couple of days it works fine until it froze again, I thought compiling the OS with the latest kernel for the hardware would be the solution.

2.- How can I use Gentoo with kernel-seeds.org? Is there a tutorial? because this link is not clear to me, they talk that I can use Gentoo, but for me is difficult to join together Gentoo with kernel-seeds in this explanation:
http://kernel-seeds.org/working.html
2.1 I see the kernels here, http://kernel-seeds.org/seeds/64_bit/gentoo/ that is good, but how can I do?

3.- Sorry about my lack of knowledge, but how can I combine sysresccd with kernel-seeds and Gentoo and have a workable Host, is there a step by step tutorial for noobs?.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First and foremost. If you have random freezes then this is a hardware problem, most likely RAM. FYI, if memtest fails then you have bad RAM, if it passes then you still may have bad RAM.

Installation documentation is here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/

After reading it you'll understand why it doesn't matter which Linux you are booting to install Gentoo, how to use kernel seeds, etc.

In nutshell, Gentoo is DIY GNU/Linux. Pretty much as LFS. The difference is Gentoo provides you with all necessary tools to do it in an easy and fun way.

And of course, further questions are welcome. :)
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