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Old 12-02-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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Arrow Linux install error for ASUS M2N32 SLI : Kernal Panic: 10 APIC = Timer Doesn't Work

I found a couple of posts on Fedora and ASUS M2N32 -SLI but I'm not sure if Alex De Pre's solution pertains to me.

Just built an AM2 dual core 5200+ system with ASUS M2N32 - SLI Deluxe. Ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10 fail repeated install with: " Kernal panic - not syncing; 10-APIC + timer doesn't work."

Google search confirms others with similar problems -- but no solution. Damn! I wasn't expected problems installing Linux on my new system.

SUSE 10.1 installed with some difficulties. Must install Failsafe: "apm off, acpi off, no resume, nosmp, no apic, maxcpu = 0, cdd = off 3"

I can only startx in runlevel 3, not default runlevel 5. I'm up and running with full functionality, BUT if I reboot I lose a lot of my KDE configuration, for example, I run a lot of virtual desktops, and I lose these when I reboot. So my workaround now is to never reboot. I'm running Folding at Home 24/7 anyway. . .

But I'm kind of bummed about this "state of the art" mb and Linux failure/ hiccups . . .

I'd appreciate your opinions, observations . . .

Old 12-03-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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I had some issues installing Debian Stable on an AM2 platform back in June. Turned out the standard 2.6 kernel was too old. However, the latest Ubuntu should have at least basic drivers for the AM2 platform. Back then I asked help on the Debian devel list klik! One of the replies directed me to to have a 2.6.12 kernel based install disk. That worked for me, but I had to add a Realtek 8139 based network card to get things working.


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