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Old 06-23-2008, 05:25 PM   #16
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Hmm...I can't think of why the kernel wouldn't be updated unless it had something to do with the install CD. What does your /etc/apt/sources.list look like? I sometimes find that I need to delete the CDROM line to make sure I get the latest updates.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 07:05 PM   #17
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its a net install so my source is ftp.us.debian.org

well I will try just doing x and icewm and see if that kills it
 
Old 06-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #18
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ok well I am posting from within my new install. it still has boot issues.... but editing the kernel line in grub with

irqpoll

skips past the junk. dont know why???? havent fully tested anything to see if the errors actually are effecting anything... but im sure as hell glad to boot. I havent had this many issues since I first started with debian about 6 years ago!

thanks for everyone who offered help, you guys are the best tech support I ever dealt with, and I didnt even buy anything from you
 
Old 06-23-2008, 09:41 PM   #19
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Well - good you got it to work so far.

Read this for a description of what seems to be the problem:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...22/+bug/153702

or have a look how Dell makes theirs work:

http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php...on_causes_hang
 
  


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