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Old 09-23-05, 01:22 PM   #13
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Please look in the BIOS for the following:
Security -> Execute Disable. If yours is currently set to "On" please change it to "Off" and then update me on your status.

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As I have said before - this option does not even seem to exist within the DELL BIOS. I am not sure what else I can do. I cannot flash my system with any other BIOS other than the DELL version as they overwrite the board to return all their values etc.
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Old 09-23-05, 01:31 PM   #14
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I suspect this is a known kernel bug that can be worked around in some BIOS (most Dell systems do have that option, I'm surprised that yours does not).

Can you try recompiling your kernel so that it does not have support for more than 4GB of RAM? In some cases that serves as a workaround as well. Alternatively, you could try using a very recent 2.6.x kernel (such as what is shipping in Fedora Core 4).

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Old 09-23-05, 01:44 PM   #15
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I suspect this is a known kernel bug that can be worked around in some BIOS (most Dell systems do have that option, I'm surprised that yours does not).

Can you try recompiling your kernel so that it does not have support for more than 4GB of RAM? In some cases that serves as a workaround as well. Alternatively, you could try using a very recent 2.6.x kernel (such as what is shipping in Fedora Core 4).

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I compiled and configured the vanilla 2.6.13.2 kernel last night. I will disable the 4GB limit and retest. I appreciate your help on this by the way, sorry if the tone of my reply last night was short. The kernel recompile was not smooth.
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Old 09-23-05, 01:48 PM   #16
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Just to be clear, you want to select 4GB RAM support, and not the larger options.

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Old 09-23-05, 02:02 PM   #17
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Just to be clear, you want to select 4GB RAM support, and not the larger options.

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I understand you want me to disable the particular settings for machines with large amounts of ram. There are 3 options and an entirely off. I assume you wish me to turn the bigram option off entirely
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Old 09-23-05, 05:29 PM   #18
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Well after hearing that most Dell bioses have the option i went back and reflashed my bios - even though it said it was the same version - I now have the opton to switch execute disable on and off. Having set it to off it now appears (though I havent done the full set of tests) that that was causing the reboots. To say I am happy is an understatement.

Thankyou to all who helped out. I can only say that the response to this problem makes me glad I made the switch to nvidia.
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