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Bug 76896 - (MEDIAGX HARDWARE)Install kernel hangs after hlt test on Cyrix MediaGX
Summary: (MEDIAGX HARDWARE)Install kernel hangs after hlt test on Cyrix MediaGX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-28 22:24 UTC by Kuba Ober
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-06-09 13:27:35 UTC

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Description Kuba Ober 2002-10-28 22:24:01 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux; X11; i686)

Description of problem:
CD-based installation hangs in kernel startup phase after hlt test (displays hlt test OK and then doesn't do anything).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a Compaq computer with a Cyrix MediaGX 188MHz processor
2. Boot from the RedHat 8.0 CD 1
3. Kernel initialization hangs just after the hlt test (obviously before the installer can even start)

Actual Results:  ...
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
(and here it freezes)

Expected Results:  The kernel should have progressed with its initialization.

Additional info:

Bad showstopper...

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-06-09 13:27:35 UTC
CS5510 errata.

Closing. This is a documented hardware bug. Work around is too boot with the
option "nohlt"

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