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Old 10-29-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
adamshreves
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Angry after i installed linux and tried start linux it hangs at the message (in post)


Linux hangs at the message
apm: bios version 1.2 flags 0x03 (driver version 1.16)
then it just goes no further and i waited 12 hours and it wont do anything. I have tried re installing it several times i dont know what to do. I have wasted hours of my life trying to get this to work. Any attempts to help me will be greatly appreciated more than you could ever know. Thank you for your time.

Please e-mailme if you have any questions at quicksilver71313@aol.com this is my most used e-mail.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Try editing your bootloader config - lilo or grub and add this to the kernel line "noapm" - no quotes.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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how do i edit boot loader config do i do this in the install?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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first, can you boot your linux all the way up or it just stock at the middle of the process. Are u saying you can't get graphical interface or what?

If it's the issue with graphical interface.
Then press ctrl-alt-F1, after it boots or wait until it gradually stops.
Then
login$
password$

Which boot loader do you have?
if you have grub here is the instruction
$cat /etc/grub.conf # to display your boot loader, make sure it's here
$vi /etc/grub.conf # to open editor, after you hit enter, a screen will appear and for the very first line without an # as the first charactor in that row.
You should change 5 to 3.
Then that should be good to start a terminal.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:41 PM   #5
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I use lilo but I'll change to grub to make things easier.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Welcome to LQ.

Try editing your bootloader config - lilo or grub and add this to the kernel line "noapm" - no quotes.
You can do it with either bootloader after install - both have options to edit kernel options each time you boot - then after a successful boot you can add it to your config to make it permenant.
 
  


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