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Old 03-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
Juterassee
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Mandriva 2006 boot issue


I installed recently Mandriva 2006 on my Acer Aspire 9500 dual boot with Windows XP. I don't have any problem during whole installation wizard, except that I must configure my graphic card (Ati X700)who is not recognize automaticly.

When the installation is done, my laptop is trying to boot in mandriva 2006 but the screen become black or dark gray (not off) then my hard disk light is flashing during 10 seconds and nothing happen after that. The capslock or numlock does not work. I tried a "Ctrl + Alt + F1" without success.

My partitioning is :

/swap = 1gb
/ext3 = 5gb
/ext3 = 5gb
 
Old 03-01-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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It's a problem with acpi; I have the same thing on my Acer Aspire 1690. Hit the Esc key when the lilo screen comes up which will take you to a boot prompt. There run:

linux noapic nolapic acpi=force

If that works, post back.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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sorry but the command "linux noapic nolapic acpi=force" doesn't work for me.

When I try this command these lines appear :

Quote:
Loading linux.................
Bios checking ok ........
Then the laptop restart and bring me back in lilo again and if I try to boot linux I still with the same issue.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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Try:

linux noapic nolapic acpi=off
 
Old 03-02-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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It work!

How can I do to don't type this command every times when I want to boot linux?

Thank you!
 
Old 03-02-2006, 09:34 PM   #6
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It's not that hard. In the Kmenu go to System>Configuration>Configure Your Computer. Enter your root password when prompted. That will bring up the Mandrake Control Center(mcc). In MCC go to Boot>Set up how system boots and tick the two boxes that say "Force no APIC" and "Force No Local APIC". Hit the Next button and then the Finish button and that should do it.
The above just edits your /ect/lilo.conf file for you which is the text configuration file that controls booting. In particular, it adds the "noapic nolapic acpi=off" stuff I gave you to the append line options in lilo.conf.
 
  


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