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Re: kernel 2.6.27 problems booting

-The High Precision Event Timer (HPET) hardware is the future replacement
-for the 8254 and Real Time Clock (RTC) periodic timer functionality.
-Each HPET can have up to 32 timers. It is possible to configure the
-first two timers as legacy replacements for 8254 and RTC periodic timers.
-A specification done by Intel and Microsoft can be found at


On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Kevin J. Cummings <cummings kjchome homeip net> wrote:
Peter Reed wrote:
I found this in the linux kernel bugzilla:


Put hpet=disable in the kernel command line and see if that works. It
did for me.

BTW, I have no idea on what hpet is.

Yes thanks that seems to have fixed the problem.  Booted fine.  I have no idea what hpet is but it seems to have something to do with amd processor.

What's the problem?  First answer listed from googling "hpet":

High Precision Event Timer


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