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SubjectRe: rebooting
On Thu, 19 Sep 1996, Darrin R. Smith wrote:

> Ian Main wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Here's a problem that I have had ever since linux 1.1.59, when i started
> > > two years ago. When i issue a reboot commands (ie: shutdown -rt5 now)
> > > the mahcine unmounts the filesystems, and then says Done. it halts there
> > > and never reboots. It's kind of frusterating becuasei can't reboot my
> > > mqchine remotely, if i need to... It's a run of the mill Intel 486/100
> > > with 16 meg in it... it's got a WD 540, S3 video card, SB16, and Boca 28.8
> > > modem. I think that's it... any help is greatly appreciated.. I've asked
> > > around for a long time with no luck
> > >
> >
> > Hmm.. well, I was having a problem like this with my friends machine. It
> > was a Cyrix 586 120 though. We managed to fiddle around in the BIOS long
> > enough get it to work. I can't remember which exact setting it was, but
> > it seems to me it was a write back cache or something.. (hmmm.. I wish I
> > could remember) Anyway, we fiddled long enough, and got it to work. :)
> >
> > Ian

I had an 486 with an OPTI chipset and an AMI BIOS. Turning on the Keyboard
Reset Enable setting (whatever that is...) fixed this for me....

Rob



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