[CentOS] CentOS 7.2 - Fast TSC calibration failed.

Fri Dec 18 04:58:22 UTC 2015
Earl A Ramirez <earlaramirez at gmail.com>

Dear All,

I have downloaded CentOS 7.2.1511 DVD and tried to install it on a new
laptop that comes with an Intel i7 6th generation processor and don't
matter which option I use (install, test media or troubleshooting); I get
the following error:

[ 0.000000] tsc: Fast TSC calibration failed
[ 0.321345] pnp 00:0d: can't evaluate _CRS: 1

At this time I am not able to use any keys on the keyboard; therefore, the
only option I have is to power the laptop off. The laptop specifications
are as follow:

Processor : Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz) Skylake
Graphics Coprocessor : NVIDIA GTX960M 2GB GDDR5
Chipset Brand : Intel

I waited for CentOS 7.2 because I saw that upstream had [0] "the
'intel_idle' and 'pstate' driver updated to support 6th Generation Intel
Core processor". Shall I file a bug for this or will I need to create a ISO
with an customised kernel or use one of ElRepo's 'lt' or 'ml' kernels which
will include support for the new hardware.

The full specification of the laptop can be found here [1]

[1] http://store.asus.com/us/item/201510AM170008064/A17602

Kind Regards
Earl Ramirez