Checking 'hlt' instruction

From: Armin Schindler (
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 01:29:04 EST

Hi all,

I have a problem with the startup of my 2.4.3 kernel on
a STPC Atlas (486), it hangs on the 'hlt' check.

With a standard BIOS it works, but I'm writing my own
bootloader to remove the BIOS, which works pretty good
so far.

Only when I use the 'no-hlt' parameter the kernel boots.

Can someone tell me what settings of a x86 causes the
CPU to halt forever on a 'hlt' instruction, which the
kernel doesn't set correctly at boot time and the BIOS
needs to do ?


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