Subject: boot problems on VIA EPIA boards - patch
To: None <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/04/2005 12:28:01
For those folks with non-booting EPIA boards, could you please try this 

It works on my ML5000, and I'd like to get some data on whether it works 
for other people, too.

Also, here's a challenge. If you can come up with a satisfactory 
explanation of *why* this patch works, and some experiments to 
demonstrate the correctness of the explanation, you get a cookie.

My assessment is that this is a CPU bug, and that this patch is flushing 
internal buffers that the ljmp should have done. Again, why the 1.6 
bootloader didn't hit this bug, I don't know.

Any theories or opinions welcome!

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