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SubjectBoot results in reboot
     Hi'

On the 23. Jul. 1997 Ian Walley posted a problem to the
list about that a whole bunch of brand new computers simply
could not boot from a bootdisk, He wrote

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Hi;

I have a problem I've never experienced before -- a whole batch of
new computers we've just put together all exhibit the same problem
when attempting to install Linux. I boot from a bootdisk [!], and
at some point in the startup process, the system is hard rebooted.
I can't see how far it gets in the boot process, because it's
too quick!

I've tried 2.0.29, and 2.1.46 [:-)], and the symptoms are the same.

The system is a Intel 166 MMX Pentium, JET branded TX 512K motherboard,
Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG, dated 8 July 1997. I've removed
all the hard disks, the ATAPI CDROM, the network card -- all that's
left in is a PCI S3 ViRGE [which I've used before in other machines
without difficulty].

Anyone got any suggestions? I can't find anything in the archives
on this.

Best,

I.

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Ian Whalley, Senior Programmer, Sophos PLC, England; ian@sophos.com
WWW:<http://www.sophos.com/>; Tel:+44-1235-559933; Fax:+44-1235-559935
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This problem seems just like the one, I am encountering
now. I am trying to install the Slackware 3.3 distrubution
with Linux 2.0.30 on a brand new 200 MHz pentium computer
equipped with rather decent hardware such as an IDE Quantum
Fireball harddisk, an IDE Atapi Mitsumi cdrom, a TSENG
ET6000 Video Card, all sitting on a P55XB2 motherboard from
Iwill with a Award BIOS v4.51PG dated the 28. Jul. 1997. We
already have machines of almost the same type with only 133
MHz pentium processors sitting on P55TV motherboards from
Iwill, and those we have never had problems installing Linux
on.

I have tried to boot many many many times in order to
see, where things goes wrong, and to me it seemes, that the
problems starts just after the calculation of the
bogomips. Stuff moves very fast on the screen, and then it
blanks, but it is almost for sure, that the problems starts
just after the bogomips calculation. I have travelled the
mailing list through and have not found any good entries
except for the above cited one. Have I overlooked something,
or does anyone have an idea on how to proceed??? Also I am
not sure, whether or not this mailing list is the correct
forum for questions such as mine, so if not, could anyone
refer me to other interesting mailing lists???

Thanks in behalf.

Yours Sincerely.

Thomas Lorenzen.

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Cand. Scient. Thomas Lorenzen
Department of Chemistry Phone : 35 32 02 50
University of Copenhagen E-mail : tl@moldyn.ki.ku.dk
DK, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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