strange problem(s) - hardware related?

Dario Birtic dariobirtic at
Sat Jan 11 04:35:17 PST 2003

On Sat, 11 Jan 2003 11:30:29 +0000 (UTC)
lfs at (Tim Binsted) wrote:

> I have had a similar problem (not just LFS related but also with SuSE and 
> Linus kernels. What hardware are you using. I have a very old Athlon 650, one 

	Elitegroup K7VTA3 V2.0 PCB
		- VIA KT266 chipset North & VIA 8233 chipset South
	AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (5000 RPM Fan, Silver thermal paste)
		- Palomino

	other hardware are irrelevant, because I changed it so many times I
lost count, with only the two of mentioned remaining the same.

> I have actually found the errors and posted the errors to the IDE teams. As 
> you say when I run the system with Windows stuff (w98 etc.) then the problem 
> doesn't occur. However I suspect (and hear) that Windows is somewhat less 
> agressive in turns of how it uses the hardware. 

	I second that. XP might be more agressive than the former w9x, although.

> What is worth doing is running memtest86 for a night or two and play with the 
> BIOS settings. Again this has made the system a bit more stable with the use 

	BIOS settings? Hm, let me see, there are, let's say 50 different
combinations related to memory and pci timings and stuff. I tried all of
them :)

> Apart from that I have no other suggestion.

	Thank you for your response :)
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