Re: Compaq Presario "reboot" problems

From: Denis Vlasenko
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 06:49:56 EST

On Friday 18 November 2005 01:26, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> > It appears as though Linux is still restarting as a "warm boot",
> > rather than a cold boot (in other words, putting magic in the
> > shutdown byte of CMOS) so the hardware doesn't get properly
> > initialized. Would somebody please check this out. When changing
> > operating systems, you need a cold-boot.
> No, it does not. I know that my desktop PC reboots with a beep (and
> shows CPU information) from Linux - and it does not beep when rebooting
> from Windows 98.
> Some BIOSes don't like when some devices are in some state. One example
> is my DTK FortisPro TOP-5A notebook - when rebooted from Linux, it hangs
> during POST - the fix was to add setpci <someting> to shutdown scripts
> to zero-out some cardbus controller registers.

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