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Bug 31884 - Installer hangs checking processor WP bit on Cyrix 6X86
Installer hangs checking processor WP bit on Cyrix 6X86
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-15 14:10 EST by Wayne Stambaugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-15 14:10:22 EST
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Description Wayne Stambaugh 2001-03-15 14:10:19 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17-14 i686)

After booting from the Wolverine installation disk 1, the kernel
initialization hangs at "Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even
in the supervisor mode...".  This completely locks the system requiring a
hard reset or power cycle.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CDROM.
2. Run installer in text mode, graphical installer dosen't give any
feedback just a blank screen.

Actual Results:  System hang on installation boot.

Expected Results:  Install using graphical installer.	

Processor: Cyrix 6X86 150MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P/I-P55T2P4
Video: Matrox Mystique w/ 2M SDRAM
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-03-15 16:07:40 EST
This is a known bug which slipped in with a bug to fix a SMP race.
Later kernels have this fixed; rawhide has such kernels, I'm not
sure if it has new install .iso's

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