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Old 07-16-2005, 12:55 PM   #16
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If I pass 'acpi=force' as a kernel argument (BTW My boot loader is GRUB), it stills comes up with the error about the BIOS age being too old.

I would have thought that that error would be surpressed if I have taken measures to correct it and they have worked, otherwise, I'm still stuck with a laptop that won't boot most of the time.

My grub config says this for booting the kernel:

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kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet acpi=force
Suppose there is a good thing to it freezing at initializing network, I get time to type that out :P
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:06 PM   #17
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dunno sorry. might be worth starting a new thread with that at the title seeing as this has gone off topic and hopefully somone else can help.
sorry and good luck in you quest
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:10 PM   #18
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Many thanks. Just to let you/people know I used 'dmesg | less' to read booting information (I believe anyway) and the acpi=force does work (the line under it in the dmesg says 'ACPI override' and there are multiple references to it throughout)

And your right, the BIOS no longer freezes when I reboot. Going to start a new thread regarding the locking at the network part.

Thank for all your help, much appreciated.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 05:43 PM   #19
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Well, i just hpe someone reads this old thread. I too tried the crazy method of installation as what was done earlier in this thread. i removed my old laptops hard drive, installed Suse10.0 onto it and dumped it back onto my laptop. Grub loaded beautifully with the options to boot Linux or XP ( i have XP on hda1 and Linux on hda3 and hda5 for swap ). however when i start Suse it quits halfway through the bootup with the errors
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Waiting for device /dev/hda3 to appear:...resume device /dev/hda3 not found (ignoring)
Waiting for device /dev/hda5 to appear:...not found -- exiting to /bin/sh
i have no clue to proceed. the console it dumps me into hardly has any functional commands ( cant even do ls ) and most of the directories dont exist.

having read this complete thread ( i read only half of it when i started ) i was wondering can the problem be with Suse itself? should i instead go ahead an install FC4 on my laptop? Xyem, you did get it to function after all dint u so could it be the prob with the distro ??

thanx for any help u guys acn give.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #20
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might be your laptop not being supported by suse. try another distro definately

i found http://www.linux-laptop.net/ is useful. also try the HCL on this site to see if theres any postings. it doesn't sound like its really much to do with the way you installed it. could be a grub config error tho. how far does it get before the errors. i know you said half way but whats it done and whats it not done and does it say before those errors what it was doing?
 
Old 03-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #21
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thanx for the reply mate. for starters fedora is able to start UDEV and miraculously locates the hardware ( storage, network & audio ) after that the screen flashes and then is shows the line "Configuring kernal parameters:" and for the past few minutes doesnt make a move. i cant detect any activity in the hard disk so i hope something is happening and it simply hasnt just crashed. gonna leave it for the whole night ad check back in the morning.
 
  


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