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Old 01-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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help! booting linux cd causes crash - call trace attached


I'm trying to install the latest debian linux on an old Compaq Armada 1700 laptop, with a Pentium II processor.

Near the beginning of the installation I get the following error... it doesn't mean anything to me, does anyone know what's going wrong, or where I can find out?

Thanks!

[<c0101005>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb
Code: b9 08 00 00 00 ba 0a e7 29 c0 e8 12 d5 00 00 5e 85 c0 0f 85 8e 00 00 00 8b 8b 15 a8 8d 37 c0 eb 22 80 fa 04 75 5e
EIP: [<c01ce01d>] acpi_ev_match_prw_and_gpe+0x35/0xb6 SS:ESP 0068:c109bf2c
<0>Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
 
Old 01-20-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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Two things, 1st, try booting with noapci as an option. There is another option that will stop linux from auto hardware detection, which might enable you to boot, but I'd bet it's an acpi issue.

2nd, there is a small chance your media is bad. Burning on a the slowest setting with a new cd or dvd can help, sometimes.

Let us know how it turned out...


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Last edited by budword; 01-20-2008 at 04:36 PM. Reason: typo....napci noapci
 
Old 01-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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booting with acpi=off fixed the problem
Thanks David!
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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Oh... I didn't realize that noacpi and acpi=off were different options... it worked with acpi=off, but that led to hardware problems later on.

I tried again with the option noacpi, but the original problem with booting still exists. Reburning the media also didn't help. What was the other option you were mentioning?

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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I've also tried 'install noapic', 'install noapic nolapic'
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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My two cents: Go dig in Compaq website, maybe they have a BIOS upgrade for your laptop.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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There is a BIOS upgrade on their site... I'll try to install it, but it seems to imply that a windows O/S is required, and right now I have... well.. half a linux O/S lol
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:17 AM   #8
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Upgrading the BIOS fixed it - good call!
Thanks for the help everyone!
 
Old 01-25-2008, 06:32 AM   #9
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but it seems to imply that a windows O/S is required, and right now I have... well.. half a linux O/S lol
So how did you manage? -- could be
very useful info. . . .
 
Old 01-26-2008, 02:07 PM   #10
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It actually turned out to be pretty easy, compaq's website has a section where you can download drivers and software upgrades... just pick your model and download the program you need, which creates a bootable floppy disk. The link is here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...SeriesId=96221
 
Old 01-26-2008, 02:10 PM   #11
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oh and as to how i made the disks, i had to do that on another computer obviously, my laptop was pretty fried at that point
 
Old 01-28-2008, 07:16 AM   #12
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Cool, thanks.
 
  


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