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Old 02-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Arrow ACPI errors when booting


I have just completed my first Linux From Scratch system. When I boot into it from Grub2, I see a lot of startup-related messages flash across the screen. Then, I see this at the bottom of the screen:

INIT: Id "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
[27.613041] ACPI Error: [\TZ.THRM] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20110623/psargs-359)
[27.614077] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\GPE.L1C] (Node ffff8800c323f208), AE_NOT_FOUND (20110623/psparse-536)
[27.616325] ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND while evaluating GPE method [_L1C] (20110623/evgpe-560)
Does anyone know what is causing this?

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The first two lines (starting with INIT:) point to an /etc/inittab that might not be correct. I would focus my attention on that one first, I do suspect that the errors that follow (the ACPI errors) might be related and could be gone once you fix the init problem.

If you cannot find an obvious error in your inittab file, please post it so we can have a look.

Not much to go on, but I do hope it helps.
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There seem to be two concerns with the messages you posted above. Although they may not be related there is always a chance that they may.

First, INIT is telling you that id 6 is respawning too fast and will try again. This kinda leaves init in a loop. ID 6 is most likely (if you are boing by the book) your tty terminal #6. This can result from errors with your /etc/inittab file. Check inittab again and make sure it looks exactly like it is in the book. I had the respawning issue after I had cut and pasted the inittab from the book (PDF) and it didn't quite paste as it was in the book.

Now, that may not have anything to do with configuration and power interface (ACPI) but I would start cleaning up earlier issues with hope that it may clean up other things.

A quick google of ACPI errors seems to indicate that some BIOS's are not playing well and the way to fix the ACPI errors was to update the BIOS. This seems to be a particular problem with certain Hewlett Packard machines.

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Ack! Sorry for the overlap.
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Thank youc dilobah and drunna! I compared my /etc/inittab file with the book, and it was not correct. I had not pasted it correctly into the the terminal window when I copied it straight out of the book. I corrected it the errors in the /etc/inittab file, and my LFS systed mnow works! Thanks again for all of your help.



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