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ryanabbott
January 18th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Greetings,

I just installed ubuntu-netbook-10.10 on my Toshiba NB-205 netbook. Installation completed successfully, but booting the new installation fails. I have searched the forums and haven't found a solution.

I am running an ext4 root partition on /dev/sda5, swap on /dev/sda6, and ext2 /boot on /dev/sda7. The error message I get is


Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd does not exist.
Dropping to a shell!


Here is the output from boot_info_script in RESULTS.txt:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #7 for (,msdos7)/grub.
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files/dirs: /etc/fstab

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext2
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs: /grub/grub.cfg /grub/core.img

sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Windows XP: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 3,074,047 3,072,000 27 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3,074,048 168,411,808 165,337,761 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 168,413,182 312,580,095 144,166,914 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 168,413,184 308,385,791 139,972,608 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 308,387,840 312,385,535 3,997,696 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 312,387,584 312,580,095 192,512 83 Linux


Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sdb: 503 MB, 503316480 bytes
30 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1024 cylinders, total 983040 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 32 983,039 983,008 b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 7EECAC8FECAC42EF ntfs System
/dev/sda2 9C52D22B52D20A42 ntfs TI103127W0E
/dev/sda3: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda5 dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd ext4
/dev/sda6 f7fae5a6-f108-4330-8450-a3085f75a90e swap
/dev/sda7 b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003 ext2
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb1 FAFC-DC90 vfat ROBS DRIVE
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

aufs / aufs (rw)
/dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdb1 /media/ROBS DRIVE vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=999,gid=999,sh ortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)


=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003 /boot ext2 defaults 0 2
# /media/Windows7 was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=9C52D22B52D20A42 /media/Windows7 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=f7fae5a6-f108-4330-8450-a3085f75a90e none swap sw 0 0

============================= sda7/grub/grub.cfg: =============================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003
set locale_dir=($root)/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003
linux /vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
linux /vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=dcd974c1-4acc-4807-9745-4c51cd9aa4cd ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003
linux16 /memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b4e77357-cf8b-49ed-b395-165df3b73003
linux16 /memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7eecac8fecac42ef
chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9c52d22b52d20a42
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


160.0GB: grub/core.img
160.0GB: grub/grub.cfg
159.9GB: initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
159.9GB: vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader on sda3

00000000 53 00 43 00 41 00 4e 00 39 00 2e 00 44 00 41 00 |S.C.A.N.9...D.A.|
00000010 54 00 00 00 00 00 54 00 83 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 |T.....T...3.....|
00000020 6d 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 6d 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 |m.3.....m.3.....|
00000030 68 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 |h...........@...|
00000040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 00 0b 00 28 00 20 00 |............(. .|
00000050 48 00 20 00 18 00 01 00 08 01 00 00 02 00 02 00 |H. .............|
00000060 01 33 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 33 0c 00 00 00 00 00 |.3.......3......|
00000070 00 00 2e 16 00 00 00 00 d0 74 2b 16 00 00 00 00 |.........t+.....|
00000080 d0 74 2b 16 00 00 00 00 00 00 26 02 00 00 00 00 |.t+.......&.....|
00000090 00 00 2e 16 00 00 00 00 78 74 2b 16 00 00 00 00 |........xt+.....|
000000a0 d0 74 2b 16 00 00 00 00 00 00 26 02 00 00 00 00 |.t+.......&.....|
000000b0 96 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 83 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 |..3.......3.....|
000000c0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |........(.......|
000000d0 01 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |....@...........|
000000e0 1b 00 01 00 28 00 00 00 28 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 |....(...(.......|
000000f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000100 70 3c 39 aa 90 f9 c1 8a a1 07 33 89 00 00 00 00 |p<9.......3.....|
00000110 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000120 98 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 |............@...|
00000130 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 00 14 00 28 00 38 00 |............(.8.|
00000140 60 00 38 00 84 08 01 00 00 00 d0 09 00 00 08 00 |`.8.............|
00000150 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 fb f0 1c 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
00000160 00 40 5c d7 74 4a cb 01 00 40 5c d7 74 4a cb 01 |.@\.tJ...@\.tJ..|
00000170 df 64 75 e6 01 4b cb 01 00 40 5c d7 74 4a cb 01 |.du..K...@\.tJ..|
00000180 00 30 09 00 00 00 00 00 22 26 09 00 00 00 00 00 |.0......"&......|
00000190 20 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 52 85 5c e6 01 4b cb 01 | ......R.\..K..|
000001a0 9d c8 74 e6 01 4b cb 01 ce 3d 75 e6 01 4b cb 01 |..t..K...=u..K..|
000001b0 7f ba 68 e6 01 4b cb 01 00 30 09 00 00 00 00 fe |..h..K...0......|
000001c0 ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 d0 57 08 00 fe |............W...|
000001d0 ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 d0 57 08 00 08 3d 00 00 00 |........W...=...|
000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader on sda7

00000000 63 75 22 8b 84 22 68 64 f2 16 dc 5b 78 26 94 8f |cu".."hd...[x&..|
00000010 3f 82 77 0e 41 13 91 b5 64 c9 dd 86 d2 ba 5d 8f |?.w.A...d.....].|
00000020 67 e8 1d e5 44 44 fc 54 3b e4 19 03 80 af 80 ed |g...DD.T;.......|
00000030 fa b1 0f f9 98 e5 c9 4e 70 4d ba cc 86 f6 f8 90 |.......NpM......|
00000040 cb bd 4f 70 53 c2 e7 9d 06 11 b9 ff f1 88 ac 85 |..OpS...........|
00000050 0d 2a ea 46 5d 04 50 44 ee 2a fd 71 9e 69 c5 e1 |.*.F].PD.*.q.i..|
00000060 8b e9 da 7d c2 a3 24 50 21 7f 92 54 ab a5 3b 8c |...}..$P!..T..;.|
00000070 6d f3 22 05 7c 88 36 9d a3 38 8f 72 0b 36 13 92 |m.".|.6..8.r.6..|
00000080 ad 68 ce d9 71 be ba 4c 80 50 db f5 b6 1e 3c ec |.h..q..L.P....<.|
00000090 33 1b bc fc cb 5c 7a 4c b1 c8 81 d7 cb 6b b1 83 |3....\zL.....k..|
000000a0 0a 40 0b 79 83 48 9d 98 3a 92 7d fd 1f fa 74 9a |.@.y.H..:.}...t.|
000000b0 48 a0 ac 4b 9c 90 1f 4e 28 a8 b4 75 e5 ea 92 d6 |H..K...N(..u....|
000000c0 d6 64 99 75 07 2c e6 43 58 0c 6b 54 e6 2c 05 90 |.d.u.,.CX.kT.,..|
000000d0 be 87 f0 04 be 04 ff a9 e8 cb 49 82 4b b9 d0 9c |..........I.K...|
000000e0 fa ef 86 d4 c2 5c 7f 4a cb de a3 0b 0e b1 ff f3 |.....\.J........|
000000f0 73 a8 8c 06 22 f6 4e 51 f9 4a 50 e8 17 e8 70 98 |s...".NQ.JP...p.|
00000100 6c c9 cf 89 d7 d6 77 b5 91 1a 48 02 71 8f 43 99 |l.....w...H.q.C.|
00000110 a7 39 76 58 e3 23 f6 5e 85 2c 8e 9c 33 72 67 ee |.9vX.#.^.,..3rg.|
00000120 27 03 7b 91 54 bc b0 59 b1 9f 2f 77 43 ba d6 9b |'.{.T..Y../wC...|
00000130 15 22 c5 26 06 a3 ea bc 35 64 25 99 ae 60 b0 ad |.".&....5d%..`..|
00000140 4f 7d 60 f3 1a e5 67 6d 1e 90 73 27 6e 4b e6 00 |O}`...gm..s'nK..|
00000150 d7 58 64 33 80 7c 29 78 64 ef 25 01 86 a3 53 b5 |.Xd3.|)xd.%...S.|
00000160 ba 76 b5 a1 4d 86 58 d9 f0 c5 1a 2a e6 2b 35 bc |.v..M.X....*.+5.|
00000170 f1 d8 62 88 4d bd d3 92 e9 d3 6f ae a4 1e 43 2a |..b.M.....o...C*|
00000180 9d a9 64 b4 c3 52 9d 93 12 56 16 a2 a7 6b cb ca |..d..R...V...k..|
00000190 74 c4 bd 4e 73 49 c1 f2 a5 20 25 d2 18 0d 98 e1 |t..NsI... %.....|
000001a0 aa 2f 5f 18 96 91 56 96 93 2d 66 4b d5 07 d3 31 |./_...V..-fK...1|
000001b0 41 10 5e 4c 01 40 27 a7 d6 9b 1e 3e e0 4a 3d f5 |A.^L.@'....>.J=.|
000001c0 2a 2a a3 db af 22 41 05 71 77 0f 59 62 ea 12 02 |**..."A.qw.Yb...|
000001d0 7a 9c 56 bf be 7b d4 b0 55 9e 74 ff 1d ec 42 50 |z.V..{..U.t...BP|
000001e0 19 56 54 fa 3a 0c ad d3 96 14 21 d4 2f 23 c6 1b |.VT.:.....!./#..|
000001f0 f7 8a bc 7e 02 12 d7 2f 38 c8 10 13 a6 c2 a3 1d |...~.../8.......|
00000200


I have spent quite a few hours trying to figure it out--thanks in advance for your help.

Quackers
January 18th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Is this an HP machine, by any chance?

EDIT oops I see it isn't. I'll be back :-)

Quackers
January 18th, 2011, 05:55 AM
I asked the question because I know this has happened with HP machines on occasions.
Sometimes, (maybe due to a HDD which is slow to get up to speed, perhaps) the system gives up looking for a UUID too quickly and fails to boot with an error similar to yours.
The fix in these circumstances is to boot from the live cd/usb and select "try ubuntu" and when the desktop loads to chroot into your installed system and edit /etc/default/grub and uncomment (take away the # sign) from the start of the line
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
then save the file and quit.
As you have a separate /boot partition the chroot commands will be slightly different. If you need help to do that come back.

Also, it's never a bad idea to wait for a second opinion :wink:

ryanabbott
January 18th, 2011, 06:44 AM
I think you are on the right track, Quackers. I am chrooted into the installation now, and hard drive accesses are sometimes verrry delayed. Also, when I boot the liveCD, I have to hit <enter> a bunch of times to 'wake' the system up throughout the boot process.

I uncommented GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true, ran update-grub, hit <enter> a bunch of times to get it to proceed, and rebooted. I get the same error now, but with /dev/sda5 instead of the uuid:


Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/sda5 does not exist.
Dropping to a shell!


Hmm, what next?

EDIT: I tried booting again, this time hitting <enter> many times, and it did boot.

Quackers
January 18th, 2011, 06:48 AM
Hmm, that's not nice.
From the live cd desktop again, can you post a screenshot of the gparted screen for sda please?

ryanabbott
January 18th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Here is that screenshot.

Quackers
January 18th, 2011, 07:45 AM
I'm afraid that, other than to point one detail out, I'm not sure I can help you more. I notice that your /boot partition (sda7) is using the ext2 format. I would have expected to see ext4 for a modern Linux system. I don't know whether that is significant or not, though.
I see nothing wrong with your partition structure and I don't see any reason for it not being able to see sda5.
As the change we have made is a minor one (and easily irreversible) I am loathe to suggest anything else at this stage. It may be a wise move to see if anybody else has an idea as to why you are having this problem.
I would ask though, whether there is any reason for having a separate /boot partition. It can complicate things.

ryanabbott
January 18th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Well, thanks for your help. I used an ext2 boot partition because of this problem, being uncertain whether grub had good ext4 support currently. Apparently it wasn't necessary.

Anyway, thanks again and I will keep trying to figure it out.

Quackers
January 18th, 2011, 08:12 AM
I hope so.
There are many users here who are much better qualified than me to understand what has happened here. It is definitely worth waiting for one of them to appear :-)

Rubi1200
January 18th, 2011, 03:22 PM
As far as I know, the boot partition can use ext2/3/4 so I don't think that is the problem.

Question: why do you need a separate boot partition? In most cases, it is unnecessary.

Here is what I would try and do; reinstall GRUB:
Use method 3 - chroot.

Notice that you must also mount the boot partition.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20from%20LiveCD

ryanabbott
January 19th, 2011, 03:49 AM
I think Grub is working properly because I can get it to boot now. I have to hit <enter> scores of times, but it does boot.

It's a problem that shows up when running the LiveCD and also after booting the new installation. It seems to be associated with hard drive accesses (that's when I have to hit <enter> many times to get things to happen), so I think it's something to do with the hard drive controller; maybe a setting in the kernel.

I'll close this thread since it's no longer a boot problem and maybe open a new one focused on the hard drive.

Thanks for your suggestions guys! :popcorn:

Quackers
January 19th, 2011, 03:55 AM
Well that's good - sort of. You could try an older kernel, or maybe even 10.04. Just a suggestion.

uqbar
January 20th, 2011, 10:02 AM
The problem is with the netbook itself *and* Ubuntu 10.10.
The installation itself takes ages to finish because the system goes to sleep very often and you need to hit some key (I prefer SHIFT, CTRL or ALT instead of ENTER to avoid false confirmations).
You can see this during the boot and the installation.
The more you hit SHIFT, the more the HD led blinks.
I've browsed the BIOS options and there's none involving the power management (other than the CPU frequency).
Instead of Ubuntu 10.10 I've tried Mint Debian and PCLinuxOS with normal operations and no surprise at installation time or at the reboot.
I would say it's definitely a problem with Ubuntu kernel.

pnreddy
January 20th, 2011, 11:45 AM
I think Grub is working properly because I can get it to boot now. I have to hit <enter> scores of times, but it does boot.

It's a problem that shows up when running the LiveCD and also after booting the new installation. It seems to be associated with hard drive accesses (that's when I have to hit <enter> many times to get things to happen), so I think it's something to do with the hard drive controller; maybe a setting in the kernel.

I'll close this thread since it's no longer a boot problem and maybe open a new one focused on the hard drive.

Thanks for your suggestions guys! :popcorn:
I had a similar problem installing ubuntu 10.10. When I tried ubuntu 9.04, it went off without a hitch. Even here I had to prod the hdd by pressing a key to nudge the hdd

ryanabbott
January 21st, 2011, 04:31 AM
Aha, thanks Uqbar and Pnreddy. I used to use Gentoo; in those days, I would have just recompiled the kernel. Now I'm rather too busy, though, which is why I gave up Gentoo.