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Old 07-10-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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weird kernel panic message


hello everybody
I wanted to install debian lenny on my computer, but when I try to boot the installer, it gives me a strange message and everything jams. The message is: "kernel panic - not syncing IO-APIC + timer doesn't work try using the "noapic" kernel parameter". What does that means? Is that a common issue?
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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hello everybody
I wanted to install debian lenny on my computer, but when I try to boot the installer, it gives me a strange message and everything jams. The message is: "kernel panic - not syncing IO-APIC + timer doesn't work try using the "noapic" kernel parameter". What does that means? Is that a common issue?
Thanks in advance
blackzed
APIC stands for " Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controllers" which is used in SMP (Symetric Multiprocessor)systems. It can cause problem with various Linux distributions.

You can find more details about APIC at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...upt_Controller

The problem can be solved by passing "noapic nolapic" parameter to the linux kernel during booting.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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thank you very much milindlokde, I'll try that as soon as I can. In any case I wonder why debian gives me that error message, as I succesfully installed ubuntu and tried some other live distributions...
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