Bug 31766 - boot.img and bootnet.img die at
boot.img and bootnet.img die at
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-14 01:29 EST by Dave Miller
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Description Dave Miller 2001-03-14 01:29:23 EST
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All attempts to boot with a kicker floppy die at the message: "Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode."  This 
was not a problem with "Fisher" (install died due to anaconda bug).  cat of /proc/cpuinfo under Red Hat 6.2:

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 4
model           : 14
model name      : Am5x86-WT
stepping        : 4
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
sep_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu
bogomips        : 66.56

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to boot from boot.img or bootnet.img.

Actual Results:  System hangs with keyboard locked.  

Expected Results:  System should have continued to boot and brought up install screens.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-14 11:22:47 EST
This is fixed in the current rawhide kernel.

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