Maybe. 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' says "cpu family: 6" and "model :4"
(and "stepping: 2"). I possibly misinterpreted that. Do not believe
me when I am talking about x86 chips. :-)
> > I have more checks to make before I will be fully satisfied but
> > this looks like it.
> > System Performance Setting [Optimal, Normal]
> Try BIOS 1006. AFAIK 1005D changed some VIA values for 'optimal'.
Is that important here? IDE drives in question were not connected to
on-board controller but the Promise one. Results seem to indicate
that this 'optimal' was important here anyway.
> And 1006 contains newer Promise BIOS - but I did not notice any difference:
> Windows98 still do not boot if I connect harddisk to /dev/hdh :-(
There is at this moment Windows98 installation on /dev/hde1 and it boots
so far. It got installed and it was booting regardless with these
"other" BIOS seetings.
> But Linux works fine...
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