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Description of problem:
I did an everything install of Null on my new Dell P4 laptop. On the first bootup, I get the nice message:
Applying Intel IA32 Microcode update: [FAILED]
I guess that is because my Mobile Pentium 4 doesn't have an update for it in /etc/firmware/microcode.dat.
If this the case (no update exists), it shouldn't result in a failure message. This is confusing/frightening for the newbie sys admin.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Null on a new laptop with mobile Pentium 4.
2. Watch the pretty error message on boot.
Actual Results: n/a
Expected Results: n/a
Aug 19 23:40:15 mentor microcode_ctl: microcode_ctl startup failed
Aug 19 23:40:15 mentor kernel: microcode: CPU0 no microcode found! (sig=f24, pflags=8)
x86info v1.7. Dave Jones 2001
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Found 1 CPU
Family: 15 Model: 2 Stepping: 4 Type: 0 [Unknown CPU Original OEM]
Processor name string: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.90GHz
100% agreed. I yesterday fixed it so that the init script doesn't fail in the
"no newer firmware" case... that should do the trick.