In an attempt to solve a problem I'm having with 13.37, I'm trying Slack Current for the first time. For the last two days I was unable to get Slack Current to boot, either from an install iso or from an installation to hard disk.
Slack 13.37 unaltered booted fine with the 3702 BIOS (March 2012) but not with the older 3506 BIOS on this motherboard (Asus P8Z68-V LE, i5-2400 CPU). The installation CD/DVD booted fine on several older computers.
Slack loaded the kernel and initrd.img then failed when executing. It always failed in the same spot. The last few lines on the display, prefaced with the usual [..] [<..>], are:
: Yeah! Add the boot parameter "acpi=off
" (no quotes) and it boots fine both from the iso and from the installation on a hard disk.
The boot parameter "noacpi
" does NOT
appear to be currently valid and had no effect. I saw this parameter mentioned frequently in various places online by responders to requests for help.
I spent the last couple of days on this and had used this invalid parameter many times early in my trials. Tonight, when finally giving up and writing this forum request for help and wanting to get the details exact in my summary, I found my mistake when going back and researching this parameter.
In the future when I have a problem I'll just create a request for help forum message with all the details. Then I'll be able to solve the problem without having to actually post the messsage.
In Slackware Current don't use "noacpi" use "acpi=off".
I found the boot parameter information at the dated, but obviously helpful web page: http://www.cyberciti.biz/howto/quest...parameters.php
I hope the forum rules don't forbid my posting of a solved problem that may help others. I'm new here.