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ok so ill try to keep this simple even though I myself am confused as to whats going on. I just did a full install of knoppix adriane (on an old IBM thinkpad) and everything seems to have went smoothly... however, when i went to boot it up this morning it said ERROR: Driver 'pata_platform is already registered, aborting...
Im confused by this and i was hoping there might be a way to get around it? ?? I have tried several times to rerun setup and still the same error comes up. If you have an answer please walk me through step by step cause im very new to this...
Depends which bootloader you are using, I'll assume GRUB or LILO (and not GRUB2, just regular grub)
Step one: turn on the computer and wait till your boot menu appears.
Now, do one of:
LILO: When at the lilo boot menu, highlight your kernel that you plan to boot; press TAB; on the "boot line", add the parameter to the end of the line, and hit ENTER.
GRUB: Someone correct me where I'm wrong here, since I don't use GRUB; as far as I recall, you press "E" after highlighting the kernel you want to boot (instead of TAB) and add the parameter to the boot line. Now, I'm not sure if it's just "Press ENTER" or if you have to do something else in here. Need a GRUB user to clarify this for you.