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Old 10-28-2002, 03:32 AM   #1
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Bad EIP Value

I tried to install different distributions on my dell inspiron 2500 laptop; but i always get an error (Bad EIP value) at startup which causes my system not to work properly.

Does anyone know what this means?


Old 10-28-2002, 05:00 AM   #2
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I found this on the Mandrake site:

Error scenario: Mandrake Linux 8.1 installs flawlessly on systems with K7T266 Pro2 Motherboards, but fails to boot after installation. Error message is "Bad EIP value".
Why: The BiosPNP support in kernel 2.4.8 is broken for the KT266A chipset.
Solution: Press "ESC" when you see the LILO bootloader screen, and type "linux nobiospnp". The system will boot correctly, giving you the change to edit /etc/lilo.conf. Add the "nobiospnp" option to every "append=" line in lilo.conf, then run /sbin/lilo, and reboot.
Hope this helps. -mk
Old 04-09-2003, 04:50 PM   #3
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when i got a bad eip error i just had to move my USB devices from the regular USB into USB 2.0, it loaded fine with no error after that, i still havent checked LSMOD to see if it detected it though!! but it booted so thats enough for now!!!
Old 10-10-2003, 03:58 AM   #4
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Hi Gilles,

I am getting same error on shutdown of my RedHat9 machine. I will investigate and give you an answer when I find it.



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