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SubjectRe: Linux reboot
On 26 Mar 96 at 10:18, William E. Roadcap wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, PAER LINDH wrote:
>
> >
> > I have always wondered why Linux never reboots by itself when I type
> > reboot or press CTRL-ALT-DEL. I will have to press the reset button
> > manually. It just stops after the text
> >
> > rebooting
> >
> > has appeared on the screen. This has happened ever since I switched CPU
> > to a AMD DX4-120. Before on my AMD DX2-66 it rebooted fine.
> > In MS-DOS/Windows the rebooting works fine.
>
> I have had this problem and was unable to fix it. It's nothing to really
> worry about, you may have to live with it.
>
The code (all from meory) tried to reset the system via keyboard
controller and hardware reset. If that fails the system goes into a
busy loop (not cli; hlt). Maybe we can have some fancy keyboard light
show instead (to notify the user that the system is ready for reset)?

Ulrich


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