[A small little survey]

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Sun Jun 24 23:16:50 PDT 2001

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Chris Black wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 12:39:09PM -0400, Joey Raheb wrote:
>  > No problems with the setup, only thing with AMDs you have to append the
> > following to the lilo.conf append="x86_serial_nr=1" that was the trickiest
> > thing we encountered. 
> So, why was the "x86_serial_nr=1" kernel option required for AMDs?
> What does it do?

This is not a general problem as far as I know, it only concerns some
kernels (redhat 6.2 stock kernel for example). Actually, the rh-6.2 stock
kernel is the only one I've seen crashing...

It has to do with the intel p3 serial number feature though. My guess is
that the t-bird gets confused since it doesn't have a serial number. 

Cheers, Peter

   Peter Kjellström
   National Supercomputer Center
   Linköping University
   SE-581 83 Linköping

   Email:cap at nsc.liu.se
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