Does that board have PSE support? The older SWSUSP code required it. As such, it wouldn't work with the Via Epia-M.
will tell you if you have pse support under the "flags" section. Here's an example from one of my machines:
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
Does yours have "pse" and/or "pse36"?