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Old 01-20-2003, 05:42 PM   #16
tangerman
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Talking



thanks to all who participated in this string.
the addition to grub configuration solved my problems with an athlon k7 600mHz processor, dual booting with win2k.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 01:27 PM   #17
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU!
I registered just to say thanks!

I've been wrestling with this for awhile and I've tried so many different things.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:13 AM   #18
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This place rocks. About 5-6 months ago atleast, I tried installing Mandrake Linux on my 700Mhz AMD Gateway computer and it locked up. I looked all over and saw many people with similar problems, but no solution.

So recently I decided to try again, but with redhat and got the same error. And within 5 minutes I found the answer here.

Thanks thanks thanks.
/me bows to you
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:34 PM   #19
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I am having the same problem. I am also pretty new to Linux and I am not sue where or how i enter these boot options. I guess I am not sure on how to do this...

Any help would be very appreciated.

Andrew
 
Old 05-18-2003, 12:38 AM   #20
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I'm having the same problem; adding the line apm=idle_threshold=100 does not seem to be working for me. Grub says it does not recognize the command.

Any suggestions?

Hardware: gateway, 64MB, athlon 600mhz.

boot parameters:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20 ro root=Label=/
apm=idle_threshold=100
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20.img
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:50 AM   #21
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I added apm=off to grub.conf


title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi apm=off
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

It corrected the problem. Let me know if that works for you.

Andrew
 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:15 AM   #22
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Hey all,

Im a to Linux, just given up on M$ and taken the plunge to change.

I have this exact problem as the rest of this topic, ive seen the answer but i dont know where to add it to the kernel .

can someone enlighten me, pleeease!!

thankyou very much in advance,

§talka
 
Old 08-14-2003, 09:06 AM   #23
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its mandrake 9.1 if that helps

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Old 08-14-2003, 09:18 AM   #24
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ok done it.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 12:20 PM   #25
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I have also had this problem on a Gateway with a 600 MHz AMD. During boot it just hangs at INIT: version 2.84 booting. I tired to append apm=idle_threshold=100 to the boot paramaters, but that did not solve the problem. However what did work was apending apm=off to the boot paramaters. Just another suggestion that might work
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:55 PM   #26
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Thumbs up apm=off WORKED !!

Wonderful !!!
Adding this command after Label/ worked for me.
Now I am trying to make it permanant but for the life of me I can not figure out how to get to the editing function to make it stick. I am so new at this and excited about using the RH 9 Linux I picked up.
Any help would be appreciated.
I am using gnome, maybe I am in the wrong area?
LinuxNewb
 
Old 09-07-2003, 01:19 PM   #27
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i was able to make the change in my kernal during a reinstall. it made it permanant. thank you.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 02:02 PM   #28
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I have the same problem, however i'm lost!
which file do i edit? i can only get into the shell during rescue mode, so will i have access to that file?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 11:02 PM   #29
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Hang problem solved after 1 year....

Dear All,

I had a slightly different problem with my AMD XP 1700+ processor m/c. My m/c used to hang at Activating Swap Partitions or at Finding Module Dependencies. This was happening after installing RH 9.0, Fedora Core 1 and Redhat Enterprise Edition 3 (RHEL 3).

I tried all possible combinations of words while searching in google but had not found a solution till today (AFTER 1 year!!)

Finally in this forum I found the answer needed.

IT IS:

adding "apm=off" at the boot line.

# vi /etc/grub.conf or # vi /boot/grub/grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi apm=off
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

THANKS A MILLION ANDREW FOR SUGGESTING THIS SOLN. AFTER 1 YEAR I CAN WORK ON MY LINUX AMD PC.

Regards,
Sagar
sagar23nov@gmail.com
sagar23nov@yahoo.com
INDIA
 
  


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