i've recompiled my 2.6.10 kernel again and i'm getting some errors. i'd like some assistance in diagnosing and solving them.
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (013f3000)
i enabled "Local APIC support on uniprocessors" in my config file. whats the deal?
2. the "Preemptible Kernel" option sounded really good, but when i enabled it, i got crazy errors at startup and i think a kernel panic. the help said it was good for desktops, i'm using a laptop, but is there any reason why this feature wouldnt work for me?
3. on startup, fsck runs and displays a big error about my hard drive's DMA being turned off. i wasn't getting this message before, using the same kernel, so I don't understand what i've done in the configuration to cause this. i've heard that it might have something to do with not compiling support for my ide chipset directly in to the kernel, but i dont know where in the config to do this. the only place ive seen stuff about dma or ide chipsets was under device drivers---> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support. i've tried compiling "Intel PIIXn chipsets support" into the kernel, because i have an intel chipset based on my lspci output:
IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller