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SubjectRe: HP Pavilion 8290 HANGS on boot 2.4/2.4-test9

On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, Werner wrote:
>
> > The first and last message I get is:
> > "Uncompressing Linux... OK, booting the kernel"
>
> > # lspci
> > 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX Host bridge(rev 02)
> > 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX AGP bridge(rev 02)
> > 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
> > 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
>
> It is to early to be caught by a DMA engine fault, but you have one of the
> award winning systems that designed flaw in the hardware. Only if the
> BIOS with INT13 calls are performing DMA stuff until the OS takes over
> could this be a player.
>
> If you disable DMA in the BIOS does that help?

No, it didn't make any difference.

Is there a safe way to add debug information like simple string prints in
arch/i386/boot/compressed/head.s and in arch/i386/kernel/head.S
so that I can see at the console where the boot process hangs?

Thanks
Werner


>
> Regards,
>
> Andre Hedrick
> Linux ATA Development
>
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