Subject: kern/11688: boot-tiny.fs fails to boot on PS/ValuePoint
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/11/2000 04:13:29
>Number:         11688
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       boot-tiny.fs fails to boot on PS/ValuePoint
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Dec 11 04:13:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     Matthias Andree
>Release:        1.3.2, 1.5
cannot do.
NetBSD 1.3.2 and 1.5 fail to boot their installation floppies on my IBM PS/ValuePoint, at some point,
the machine jumps right back into the BIOS and reboots, after the kernel has been loaded and is booted.
It's a PC-ish box that has 3 regular ISA slots and IDE hardware. Linux 2.0 and 2.2 
are fine on that box, but they log an NMI on boot-up; OpenBSD 2.6 logs and NMI and fails.
This may or may not be related to not using ECC memory, the BIOS configuration has no
switch to get rid off ECC, and it may be related to the missing FPU (that box has an 486SX/25)


Ignore NMI?