> I seem to recall one incident while I was unrolling a tarball off a
> CD onto a hard drive, that happened to involve a VIA chipset.
I don't have a record of it, but as I remember, when that happened I had
APIC enabled in the BIOS. After that, I switched to PIC.
In this machine's BIOS Setup BIOS FEATURES SETUP screen, there's the line:
Interrupt Mode : PIC
The other option is APIC. Make sure it says PIC.
I think it was Alan Cox who pointed out that on single-processor systems
you need to have PIC, and not APIC enabled. And my kernel wasn't even
built with APIC support ("# CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC is not set").
APIC is a newer interrupt controller type, PIC is the orginal 8259A
type. These chipsets can emulate either type in hardware.
I don't know if that's your problem, but you might check.
-- Jim Howard <jiho@c-zone>
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