: : >
: : >
: : > >OK... I have an AMD 486DX4 100. I have been running Linux on this machine
: : > >for a better part of 2 years. The mother board and processor are about
: : > >the only thing that has remained consistant over these 2 years. Well,
: : > >with every version of Linux I have had on this machine, none of them will
: : > >reboot the machine. During the shutdown process everything goes just
: : > >fine, until it gets to the point when it needs to reboot (ie after stating
: : > >the words REBOOTING). I am currently running kernel version 2.0.27. If
: : > >anyone has any ideas for me PLEASE let me know... either by posting here
: : > >or by e-mailing me. This is a VERY anoying problem, and I would like to
: : > >finally take care of it.
: : >
: : > I have the same CPU and the same problem! The only thing that I think
: : > *may* have effected shutdown on my system is that I changed the jumper
: : > settings from enhanced to normal... to try and solve different problem.
: : > I think shutdown was rebooting fine when the cpu was set as enhanced,
: : > but now it does the same as yours. However, I also upgraded to 2.0.0 at
: : > around the same time, so this may be a red herring.
: : >
: : > If anyone has an answer, please post here... there must be more of us
: : > with the same problem!
: : >
: : > Ian.
: : Hey, Wow, I have an AMD DX4 100 Mhz too. Its a small world. I have the
: : same problem, but I installed Linux 96 (2.0.0) from scratch on my slave
: : drive. You do Ctrl-Alt-Del, it shuts down, says its rebooting, and then
: : doesnt.
: : Mind you, I think its better in a way, because then you have to press
: : reset.
: : Simon
: I've had a similar problem with my system. Its a P166 (intel) running
: Slackware96, and when I reboot, the last thing you see on the screen is
: Rebooting, then the screen goes blank and the system hangs. Funny thing
: though, if I boot from the "boot floppies" the system reboots fine all
: the time. I have not yet had the guts to install LILO and am currently
: booting the hard disk using loadlin. A freind of mine thinks that it
: could have something to do with my CMOS, that there is a problem with
: the hardware init.
: Oh well...just my two cents...
Ok... I have been doing some reading on dejanews and have come to the
conclusion that this happens with alot of AMD 484DX4 100 machines... but
it is due to motherboard compatiblity. I haven't had the chance to play
with the jumper settings on my motherboard, but it sounds like we need to
have our motherboards set to a 66 Mhz chip and not a 100 Mhz chip. I
really don't want to do this -- I would rather have the problem taken care
of from within Linux. My DOS doesn't have a problem with it -- this makes
me wonder which signal DOS is sending and which signal Linux is sending to
get a reboot. If anyone can give me leads on where I can find out about
the signals - let me know.