ASUS CUV4X-D Dual CPU's - Failure to boot...

From: Brian Dushaw (
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 01:04:28 EST

Dear Kernel People,
   A friend of mine has a new PC with an ASUS CUV4X-D motherboard
and dual 1GHZ PIII's. We have installed RedHat 7.1. The original
RedHat SMP kernel (2.4.2) did not boot; it froze with some complaints
about APIC. The backup single processor kernel 2.4.2 booted o.k.,
however. The upgraded kernel from RedHat (2.4.3) also refused to boot
properly - the boot up will start and the screen will then go blank
before I can discern any informative messages. I also downloaded the
latest 2.4.6 kernel which had the identical problem, and then I also
applied the latest Alan-Cox patch for 2.4.6 which did not solve the
problem. The 2.4.6 kernel will boot when only a single processor
is used, however.
   The system is fairly basic - no sound card, ADAPTEC SCSI card (nothing
attached for now), 1 GB PC133 RAM, 2 60 GB IDE Harddrives (1 Maxtor, 1 IBM),
CD and CDRW, GeFORCE 2 MX video card, 3Com 3c59x ethernet and not much else.
   Specs for the motherboard are at:

   Any idea as to how we might get the dual processors to work? My next plan
is to compile the kernel without the Pentium III optimizations...



Brian Dushaw Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington 1013 N.E. 40th Street Seattle, WA 98105-6698 (206) 685-4198 (206) 543-1300 (206) 543-6785 (fax)

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