Subject: Re: port-i386/590: reboot fails on ASUS SP3G motherboard
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Brad Parker <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/06/1994 17:18:35
Luke Mewburn wrote:
>> System: NetBSD nirvana 1.0 NetBSD 1.0 (NIRVANA_SERVER_PCI) #1: Sat Nov 19 14
>:01:50 CST 1994 mark@nirvana:/export/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/NIRVANA_SER
>VER_PCI i386
>> Cyrix 486DX2/66
>> ASUS PCI/I-486SP3G Motherboard (Saturn II Chipset)
>> Award PCI BIOS
>> >Description:
>> The kernel fails to reboot, on reboot or shutdown -r on this system.
>> The came CPU (exact same Cx 486/DX2) rebooted successfully rebooted on 
>> a SIS Chipset/AMI BIOS VL-BUS motherboard.
>For what it's worth, my Intel 486dx2-66 on a recent Award BIOS board
>(which has 4x72pin simm sockets instead of 8x30pin) also exhibits this
>problem. Maybe it's something to do with the Award bios :| I just hit
>the reset button...

When my award bios machine did this, I found it was because an ISA bus
card I was using was left in 16 bit mode.  I fixed this and the problem
went away.

I noticed that BSDI added a 'last minute shutdown' entry point to their
drivers, which can be used to reset them to 8 bit mode...