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Bug#492751: Lenny beta 2 dies on boot up

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:53:34AM +0200, Tex wrote:
> I had the same problem on the VIA Nehemiah (in my case: stepping 8, 1 GHz)
> as explained in this link
> http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Kernel/2008-07/msg11568.html
> this seems to be a problem of the via chip (something about stepping and 
> NOP's) in kernels above 2.6.22
> I installed the 2.6.22-3-486 from the lenny repository (via rescue mode of the 
> installer)
> kernel is now booting - some dma problems remain
> maybe there is a chance to choose the 2.6.22 image by default for the buggy 
> cpu

From what I have read in this thread, the -486 flavour of 2.6.25
(testing) or 2.6.26 (unstable) should work.  Could you please try to
install them on a running system and tell us if they works?

In that case, we probably need to select -486 on all CPU which have
CentaurHauls as vendor_id.
(in base-installer/kernel/i386.sh:arch_get_kernel_flavour)

Jérémy Bobbio                        .''`. 
lunar@debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
                                    `. `'` 

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