Installation Report (AMD64/MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 25 21:31:09 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 11:13:37AM +0100, Patrick Cherry wrote:

> I've just installed a Ubuntu on my shiny new box.  It all works fine,
> I'm happy to say.  The only hiccough was during the network detection:
> this motherboard has two ethernet sockets, and I had to guess which one
> was the one being used for the dhcp probing.  The interesting thing was
> that it used one during automatic network detection in the install, and
> the other on booting up afterwards!  I hope that I'm not going to have
> to randomly swap the cable over on each boot up!

Please send a copy of your /etc/iftab file.

> Looking at dmesg, I get a _lot_ of:
> nv_sata: Primary device added
> nv_sata: Primary device removed
> nv_sata: Secondary device added
> nv_sata: Secondary device removed
>  ... in fact 250 times a second!
> I had a quick google for these messages and came up with TWO hits, both
> linking to the kernel source, so I was wondering if this was an ubuntu
> issue, or a kernel issue, or indeed if anyone else gets these messages!

It's a kernel issue.

 - mdz

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