Linux 2.0.27 (RedHat 4.1) crashes on AMD K6-PR166

H. Peter Anvin (
Sat, 3 May 1997 21:17:51 -0700 (PDT)

Dear AMD:

I have recently purchased an AMD K6-PR166 with the intent of running
Linux, specifically RedHat Linux 4.1 (kernel 2.0.27.) However, it
crashes during the boot process with a general protection fault in the
swapper, and from reading the it appears
a number of people have been having the same problem with the K6.

My motherboard is an ASUS TX97-E jumpered according to the indications
in the manual for the AMD K6-PR166.

I would appreciate any information you can provide that could assist
in resolving the problem, including information of any K6 errata that
could be used to implement a workaround.


H. Peter Anvin