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SubjectRe: SMP 440GX+ hang on boot (2.4.16)
In article <> you wrote:
> Apparently this is a known problem. On this mother board we have a
> AIC7xxx controller. We also have a DAC960. When the system tries to mount
> the drives on the DAC960 (nothing is connected to the AIC7xxx), the system
> hangs. Supposedly the problem is only with UP kernels, but we get hangs
> with a SMP compiled kernel!
> The funny thing is that the kernels from RH 7.2 (2.4.7-10) and Alan
> Cox's latest (2.4.13-ac8) work just fine. The 2.4.16 kernel does not
> work. Is there a possiblity that the fix could posted to linux-kernel?
> Maybe it could be put into the upcoming 2.4.17 release. Please??

1) Did you enable ACPI in your own kernel ?
2) Does "noapic" make a difference ?

and if neither is true, well, even Intel officially says the 440GX is
unsupported in that case.
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