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SubjectVIA CHIPSET KT 400 / 8235 troubleshooting
> Hello,
> I'm having some problems with my new hardware and I was told in a forum to
> contact you to get more information.
> I am using a pc based upon the following configuration :
> Processor : ATHLON XP 2000+
> Memory : 512 MO
> Motherboard : DFI AD77 ( KT 400 / 8235 chipset. )
> Video Card : Leadtek Winfast A 180 DDR T
> The motherboard has been already patch with the bios's last version found
> at <>
> I've installed Mandrake 9.1 RC2
> Everytime , my pc hangs during the installation and i have the following
> messages :
> - CPU AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2000+ stepping 00
> - Enabling Fast FPU save and restore ... done
> - Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done
> - Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK
> - Checking for popad bug... OK
> - POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
> - enabled ExtINT on CPU #0
> - ESR value before enabling vector : 00000002
> I have tried to disable the USB ports without success.
> I've tried to activate / deactivate the ACPI mode as well, but nothing.
> I've applied the latest BIOS patch from DFI.
> Thus, the problem seems to be between the APIC and the kernel version.
> I tried again yesterday to install Mandrake 9.1 RC2 and it hangs...
> i've tried an Manual install and i've choosen a older kernel version (
> which is given in Mandrake's advanced installation menu ) , and
> installation was ok ! BUT when booting for the first time after choosing
> Mandrake in the LILO menu, the PC hangs with the same error message...
> I've tried to activate / deactivate APIC : No result.
> I would really appreciate any help or advice you could offer on this
> problem.
> Thanks in advance.
> Pierre Laurent

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