problems booting LFS on VIA MVP3-based boards

Kevin Alm kevinalm at
Thu Apr 22 16:08:41 PDT 2004

On Thursday 22 April 2004 05:03 am, at wrote:
> Greetings,
> I  am probably now proficient at building LFS5.2.  My last build was on
> a pentium machine (CPU K6/3-400 M/B chipset VIA MVP3).  I have built on
> this board with SuSE9 amnd Mandrake 9.2.  The second build was perfect.
>  I however was unable to boot.  I tried another MVP3-based machine this
> time with a K6/2-350 it gave the same result.  I then  tried the build on
> a machine with CPU=Celeron1100, chipset VIA694.  It booted perfectly.  I
> then took the build from the celeron machine and tried it on the 
> MVP3-based machines and they also failed to boot.   Now standard Linux
> distributions (Fedora1, SuSE9, Redhat9, Mandrake8.x,9.x)etc all run (and
> thus boot) on the MVP3-based machines.  I even sucessfulluy used the 'boot
> from installed system" utility on a SuSE9 install CDROM to boot the
> LFS-system on the troublesome mvp3-based machine.
> The big question are there some setting to be made to  boot LFS on VIA-MVP3
> based boards?  I tried various BIOS settings each with the same result.
>  It starts booting and reports "bioscheck sucessful" then it  beboots back
> to the  VGA BIOS. I would be grateful for any input.
> Yours sincerely
> blux

lfs/blsf 5.0 on a mvp3 mb and a k6-3 450 .
Works great. As mentioned, probably the kernel arch. Also, there are chipset 
options you should compile into the kernel for the mvp3.

Best Regards,
Kevin Alm

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