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Bug#392895: After install and reboot, freeze during boot into Linux on HP Pavilion DV6119US

Package: debian-installer
Severity: important

After resolving a problem with ntfsresize (reported under separate cover), I
was able to install Debian Etch on my Pavilion.  After removing the install
CD and rebooting, GRUB appears, I select Debian Etch, and Linux starts to
boot.  The line "Checking TSC synchronization across 2 CPUs" appears, and
the system freezes solid.  I have to power off to do anything.  Once in five
tries so far, boot proceeded to the next line, "CPU#0 had 2672658 usecs, TSC
skew, fixed it up", and THEN the system froze.

CPU is an AMD Turion-64 X2 TL-50.  1.5 GB RAM.

Google and AltaVista searches find nothing useful on this message and I'm
not kernel hacker enough to start searching the source.

The system continues to work fine in Windows Media Center (which came

It can't be incompatible with Linux per se, because both the installer and
Knoppix can boot and run.

Anything I can do to help debug this?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2.-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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