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SubjectRe: Loading Pentium III microcode under Linux - catch 22!
> [alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk]
>
> On Iau, 2003-08-07 at 15:38, Chris Rankin wrote:
> > July 2000, and my current BIOS just doesn't have any
> > microcode for them. Without the update, I used to come
> > back at the end of the day, switch on the KVM and be
> > unable to use the keyboard and mouse.
>
> Sounds believable

Sure does. There are machines (like the HP tc2100) which
always freeze entirely as soon as a PS/2 keyboard is attached.

> > > it can load it very early after that from initrd.
> >
> > OK, I'll look into that.
>
> Looking at it you can do it in initrd fine, or you can do it
> as the first thing you do once the real root fs is mounted
> from init's scripts (/etc/rc.sysinit normally)

and /etc/rc.d/rc.S on BSDish systems I believe.

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Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com>
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