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Bug 44421 - VIA EPIA won't boot with 2004.0 LiveCD
Summary: VIA EPIA won't boot with 2004.0 LiveCD
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo LiveCD Package Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-03-11 22:53 UTC by Tim Fleming
Modified: 2004-03-22 02:37 UTC (History)
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Description Tim Fleming 2004-03-11 22:53:49 UTC
Trying to boot a VIA EPIA with the 2004.0 LiveCD gives "Extremely broken BIOS".  The same CD boots a VIA M6000 fine.

I was able to install Gentoo 2004.0 (stage 1) on this PC after booting with a Knoppix CD.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert LiveCD
2. Boot computer

Actual Results:  
I don't have the exact message.  Something to the effect:

Extremely broken BIOS detected, last attempt with drive
Boot failed: Press any key to retry...
Comment 1 Benjamin Judas (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-22 02:37:20 UTC
This bug is the result of "strange" hardware with a kernel that hasn't much support for it.