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    SubjectRe: 2.4 kernels - "attempt to access beyond end of device"
    On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 10:54:15PM +0000, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
    > On 28 Feb 01 at 13:46, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
    > > I think that I found what gives me a hell with this box and it
    > > looks like that this not Linux at all. Once again, this is Athlon
    > > K6 on Asus AV7 mobo and "Award Advanced ACPI BIOS" version 1005C.
    >
    > K7 on A7V, I believe...

    Maybe. 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' says "cpu family: 6" and "model :4"
    (and "stepping: 2"). I possibly misinterpreted that. Do not believe
    me when I am talking about x86 chips. :-)

    > > I have more checks to make before I will be fully satisfied but
    > > this looks like it.
    > ...
    > > System Performance Setting [Optimal, Normal]
    > ...
    >
    > Try BIOS 1006. AFAIK 1005D changed some VIA values for 'optimal'.

    Is that important here? IDE drives in question were not connected to
    on-board controller but the Promise one. Results seem to indicate
    that this 'optimal' was important here anyway.

    > And 1006 contains newer Promise BIOS - but I did not notice any difference:
    > Windows98 still do not boot if I connect harddisk to /dev/hdh :-(

    There is at this moment Windows98 installation on /dev/hde1 and it boots
    so far. It got installed and it was booting regardless with these
    "other" BIOS seetings.

    > But Linux works fine...

    Hope so....

    Michal
    michal@harddata.com
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