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Well, topic says the most. When type the poweroff command to shut down the computer, it gives a bad EIP value (whatever that means) with alot of digits above the ...
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    poweroff problem, Bad EIP Value with redhat 8.0 on an Amd k6


    Well, topic says the most. When type the poweroff command to shut down the computer, it gives a bad EIP value (whatever that means) with alot of digits above the error. It happens right after it closed down al the services and is about to going to turn off the power. Any suggestions?

    Edit:
    Maybe some specs will do the trick :P
    Amd k6-400
    I believe its an appolo motherboard, with a via or sis chipset, I'm not sure.
    Edo 128 mb ram
    Basic vid, I do not believe it has something to do with that but if you want it I'll open up the case.
    And a 6,4g maxtor hard drive.

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    The BiosPNP support in kernel 2.4.8 is broken for the KT266A chipset

    Add the "nobiospnp" option to every "append=" line in lilo.conf, then run /sbin/lilo, and reboot.

    I found this info doing a Google search... See if it helps

    If not, then a kernel upgrade seems to fix it..

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    I searched for the lilo.conf couldnt find it, so I guess I still have to create it.. where do I do that?

    Edit: after my liet skills in linux tried to exec the lilo, it printed it couldnt find /etc/lilo.conf so that answers my question... But now what to do? I dont have any append= lines :s

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    as root do a "updatedb" then "locate lilo.conf"

    If it cannot find it, then i imagine it's using Grub. I know nothing about grub and will have to hand this one off to someone else.

    It Should be in /etc/lilo.conf

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    yep, its using grub

    any1 ideas for grub?

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    edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and add the option to the kernel line in each boot section... just tack it on the end of the line after the other options and such.. here's my grub.conf for reference.. i'll add a note to where the option should go.
    Code:
    default 0
    fallback 1
    timeout 10
    splashimage=(hd1,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
                                                                                    
    #title=Gentoo kernel 2.4.20-r7
    #root (hd1,0)
    #kernel &#40;hd1,0&#41;/boot/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r7 root=/dev/hda3 <add the option here> hdd=ide-scsi vga=791
    #initrd &#40;hd1,0&#41;/boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r7
                                                                                    
    title=Gentoo kernel 2.4.20-r8
    root &#40;hd1,0&#41;
    kernel &#40;hd1,0&#41;/boot/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/hda3 hdd=ide-scsi vga=791 <and/or here>
    initrd &#40;hd1,0&#41;/boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r7
                                                                                    
    title=Windows 98SE
    root &#40;hd0,0&#41;
    chainloader &#40;hd0,0&#41;+1
    hth..
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    tried that, didnt work -> I do found this though:

    "Building a kernel with the apm real mode power down option might work better"

    So how can I build myself a kernel, or better... edit the current kernel with some tool and add that option? (maybe I need to ask this in an other forum)

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    hello.. a quick search of the forums found this post:
    http://www.this_site_does_not_exist/...compile+kernel
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    ty, should have searched myself

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    eh, no big deal.. i'm sure we've all done it :P
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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