Pentium II doesn't like LZMA compressed ramdisks

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. Further experimentation with the Thinkpad 600E has revealed that it will fail to decompress initial ramdisks that use the XZ or LZMA compression algorithm, resulting in a kernel panic. Failure to decompress XZ/LZMA compressed files never occurs under any other circumstances.

    Anyone know why this is? Any workarounds?
     
  2. Bumped because I managed to fix it - it was a BIOS bug of some sort, and updating to BIOS revision 1.15 got rid of it.
     
  3. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Having a pentium II in 2012 should be illegal.
     
  4. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Agreed.
     
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