my nvidia mcp78 sata controller is only supported in kernels 2.6.28 and newer. I can follow the opensuse kernel compiling howto but to install to my new hard disk I need the more recent kernel at install time, not after it. How do I get around this? Can I somehow make my own special iso? :-S
Mind that this is the Factory kernel. On my laptop I’ve had no problems, on the main machine I’ve got some problems running VM’s (VMware and VirtualBox).
Concerning the laptop, there’s a bit more: it has never run this fast, with all hardware recognized and fully operational.
With some more searching I found a fix that allowed me to use the 2.6.27 kernel.
Boot Option: pci=nomsi when installing. I was unable to get it to work out of the box on the .29 kernel so that lead to this more thorough search.
Summary: the sata controller on the nvidia MCP78 chipset worked with the 2.6.27 kernel and the boot option pci=nomsi
How does this - using a 2.6.29 kernel from HEAD - affect other packages,
such as ‘linux-kernel-headers-2.6.27-x.x’ and ‘module-init-tools’? Can
you install the 2.6.29 kernel packages and retain the 2.6.27
linux-kernel-headers package without causing problems with your system?
Also, if you don’t mind me asking, what problems did you have with VMs?