Originally Posted by jfenn
Got it done! After reading some of the replies to questions on the mandriva site, I selected F3 at the splash screen, then selected "text". Then selected F4 and selected "noapic" (?). Then chose "Boot Mandriva etc. etc.", and it installed without a hitch.
Sounds like success to me!
I just popped in because I noticed the (?) after the "noapic" option you gave the kernel, and figured you might like to know what it does:
An APIC is a chip in computers. It stands for "Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller" if I remember exactly correctly, and it allows the operating system to reconfigure interrupts within the machine, on the fly.
But on some machines, the APIC can give problems and cause weird stuff to happen.
The option you gave the kernel, tells the kernel not to use any I/O APICs that may be available in the system. In other words, leave them the way the BIOS configured them.
Sometimes, down the road, and with further configuration, you can enable APICs again, since the OS os now installed, but then, some machines never like it enabled :/
Anyhow, cheers & continued success,