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    SubjectRe: devel kernel wont boot
    Matthew Bader wrote:
    > I just joined the list to see if I could get some help with getting a
    > recent devel kernel to boot on my system. I have a Tyan Tomcat III S1563S
    > board. It is a single CPU board, but there is a versin of it that can
    > accept two. When I try to boot 2.1.125 or 124 (these are the only ones
    > I've tried) it hangs. Here are the kernel messages that I can see, before
    > this it scrolls by to fast..
    > Total of 2 processors enabled
    > enabling symmetric IO mode
    > init IO-APIC IRQs
    > IO-APIC pin 0
    > ..... here lots of numbers listed ........
    > not connected
    > MP-BIOS bug 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
    > ..trying to set up timer as ExtINT ..... (found Pin 0) ... failed
    > ..trying to set up timer as BP IRQ...failed
    > Kernel panic: IO-APIC timer doesn't work!
    > In swapper task - no syncing
    > (hangs here)
    > In the mailing list archive I found some stuff about IO-APIC timers and
    > some patches. My question is is there a current patch or workaround for
    > this, and if so does it also fix the detection of 2 CPUs when I only have
    > one? Or is my board screwed?

    It's important to use a UP version of the kernel:
    Comment out SMP=1 in the Makefile

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