[syslinux] Extremely broken BIOS detected
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Sun Jun 17 11:16:14 PDT 2007
Leif W wrote:
> 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?
There *IS* no kernel recognition code! The kernel gets this string from
CPUID. On AMD processors, this string is entered by the processor into
the CPU via MSRs.
> 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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