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Description of problem:
I've tried to install 7.1 and rosewell on an Asus A7V-E KT133 motherboard
(VIA. VT82C686B) with a Duron 1000 without success. The installer will
lockup at various steps in the install process but is not consistant where.
I've been able to install 7.0 successfully but I've only run it for a day
so far so I'm not sure if it will kernel panic yet.
My equipment is (if it matters):
motherboard mentioned above.
512 Meg of Viking Ram
2 40 gig seagate ata-100 drives
pci S3 generic video card
a pci riser card for 2U case adaptability.
Intel 100/10 Nic
I've tried to use a Duron 800 with the same results. I've tried installing
on only one drive without raid1, same results. I've switched cdrom's, same
results. I also have the latest bios rev (1003) from Asus which allows for
the Duron 1000 support.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install 7.1 or Roswell
Actual Results: Hard lock without any mouse functionality.
Drops out of installer, spits CD out and shuts off.
Expected Results: To install.
Please email me directly for another piece of the puzzle that can't be
I can also bring this equipment in, however, I know your in Europe but
maybe the guys here can diagnose.
At first, I was unable to install on my Tyan Trinity KT-A (S2390B) with a Duron
850 (800 mentioned earlier should be 850) until I passed it ide=nodma during the
install. After successfully installing it, I tried passing the same argument to
the Asus board without luck. I also tried lba32 and ide=nodma together with out
Ok. long story short I put the 850 Duron onto the Asus board and passed it lba32
& ide=nodma and was able to install successfully. I placed the Duron 1000 onto
the Tyan board (didn't reinstall) and both seem to be running stable, however, I
haven't pushed em very hard yet.
I will run load tests on the boxes and see what they'll do. I will also try to
swap the processors back and see if the Asus board will run with the Duron 1000.
If it doesn't I would venture to guess Asus has an issue with bios code support
for the Duron 1000.
OK the saga continues. I'll try to be brief. After installing onto the asus
board with the 850 on it I then removed it and used the 1000. The machine was
able to boot but would lock up and cause services like ssh to dump:
Oct 11 22:12:17
invalid operand: 0000
eax: 00000000 ebx: c0243900 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000000
esi: cf368000 edi: cf368000 ebp: dffd0e00 esp: d041fec8
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process sshd (pid: 11993, stackpage=d041f000)
Stack: c01140d2 d041ff00 dbec4f00 d041e000 dbec4f00 d041e000 00000019 00000000
cf368000 d041e000 c0298180 7fffffff 7fffffff 00000000 d041ff30 c0113da7
d9834000 db7264c0 d041ff54 d99e97c0 00000000 c01b901f d99e97c0 00000000
Call Trace: [<c01140d2>] [<c0113da7>] [<c01b901f>] [<c01435e6>] [<c0143989>]
Code: ff bf e1 6f 10 c0 01 00 00 00 00 70 01 40 37 00 00 00 37 00
I ran it for a week with the 1000 and response time and performance lacked. I
put the 850 back in and performance was better and it is stable.
The 1000 so far has run fine on the tyan board however, I haven't had the chance
to agressivly test and push it. I will do that soon.
So I'm not sure if this is a bug on our behalf or just that the new bios code
that asus put out doesn't work well with the Duron 1000. Hope all of this helps
My solution is obvious I will use the 850 on the asus board and the 1000 on the
tyan board if my regression testing on the tyan/1000 works fine.
Assuming this was the VIA chipset problem that is now worked around