Sorry for the lack of info on the system. It is an HP Compaq DC7100 SFF (PC940A) Intel P4 2.8ghz. Proc stepping F34. 786C1 system bios Ver. 1.05.
The bios oddly does not have an option for pnp.
How do I try another kernel? How do I change acpi=off if I cannot boot the system?
I want to use slackware without the GUI so that I can learn the console. Also, this is on a P4, so it is low end hardware. Only 512mb ram on it. I also just tried a USB keyboard with the same result. The line it stops on is
1.08.1012 c1a78990 ? rest_init +0x70/0x70
Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me knows what this means?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Originally Posted by Drakeo
well since slackware comes with 5 or 6 GUI desk tops wonders why the use slack just for console commands.
You may want to try the none smp kernel. but the such little info from you about your hardware that is a guess.
and you may want to try First acpi=off . And also in bios setup (CMOS) if you have it set it to none plugin play.
none O/S this way bios actually runs the computer hardware.