[syslinux] Extremely broken BIOS detected
warp-9.9 at usa.net
Sun Jun 17 04:34:52 PDT 2007
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Leif W wrote:
>> But I don't
>> think Linux knows my CPU (no friendly name for my AMD Athlon 64 X2
>> 6000+), and it can't see all my RAM (3 of 8GB).
> The former is an indication that your BIOS doesn't support your CPU.
> For AMD CPUs, that is a Very Bad Thing with potentially catastrophic
> consequences. Run at your own risk.
Not sure if I was clear or if there's a misunderstanding. The BIOS
recognizes the CPU and displays a friendly string, but the Linux does
not. I was thinking maybe the friendly string for my CPU just wasn't in
the kernel's recognition code yet?
If ASUS truly has mucked both El Torito and AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
recognition, it makes me wonder what else they broke in 1004. I suppose
I'll double check by downloading the BIOS from all mirrors and
comparing, and trying different floppies, and different update tools
(ASUS has several BIOS update options), and possibly roll back a version
and see what happens.
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