Via C3 & RH FC2 Kernels
ByteEnable at austin.rr.com
Fri Apr 16 00:03:29 UTC 2004
On Thursday 15 April 2004 14:48, Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2004, Andy Green <fedora at warmcat.com> wrote:
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> > On Thursday 15 April 2004 18:54, Johannes Erdfelt wrote:
> > Hi Johannes -
> > > I just installed FC2T2 on an EPIA-M with no problems other than the
> > ...
> > > guessing this is a BIOS issue, not a CPU issue.
> > > [root at localhost root]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
> > This is identical on my machine running the 2.4 kernel, except it is at
> > 600MHz and 1196.03 bogomips.
> Mine is just running at 400MHz because of the cpuspeed daemon. It's
> really a 600MHz part and will run at that speed if the system needs to.
> > There is a fantastic app called dmidecode someone mentioned on a Fedora
> > list, it has all kinds of info, you can get it from the kernel-utils
> > package.
> > This says the board has an Award BIOS v6.00PG 11/26/2002.
> > Not sure how the BIOS could break the kernel decompression? When I have
> > had the problem before - the same problem - switching to an i586 kernel
> > package made it work fine.
> Vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
> Version: 6.00 PG
> Release Date: 06/02/2003
> That's strange. It looks like the same BIOS, but completely different
> release dates.
> Regardless, I think the install boot loader problem I (and others) had is
> a BIOS issue, and not the issue you are talking about.
> I'm installing the 1.322 kernel on the system right now and I'll see if
> it works on my system.
> I'm running the i586 kernel FWIW.
All the Award BIOS' will state Version 6.00. This is due to the last BIOS
being released by Award before they went out of business. Your BIOS is
probably a mixture of this BIOS, plus stolen Compaq BIOS source code.
Cobbled together by people who do understand a BIOS.
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