Linux install error for ASUS M2N32 SLI : Kernal Panic: 10 APIC = Timer Doesn't Work
I found a couple of posts on Fedora and ASUS M2N32 -SLI but I'm not sure if Alex De Pre's solution pertains to me.
Just built an AM2 dual core 5200+ system with ASUS M2N32 - SLI Deluxe. Ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10 fail repeated install with: " Kernal panic - not syncing; 10-APIC + timer doesn't work."
Google search confirms others with similar problems -- but no solution. Damn! I wasn't expected problems installing Linux on my new system.
SUSE 10.1 installed with some difficulties. Must install Failsafe: "apm off, acpi off, no resume, nosmp, no apic, maxcpu = 0, cdd = off 3"
I can only startx in runlevel 3, not default runlevel 5. I'm up and running with full functionality, BUT if I reboot I lose a lot of my KDE configuration, for example, I run a lot of virtual desktops, and I lose these when I reboot. So my workaround now is to never reboot. I'm running Folding at Home 24/7 anyway. . .
But I'm kind of bummed about this "state of the art" mb and Linux failure/ hiccups . . .
I'd appreciate your opinions, observations . . .