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Old 06-30-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
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ACPI >> APIC support / compiling kernel

Everytime I boot into Mandrake 10OE, I have to disable APIC support from the "Power" > "ACPI" menu in my systems BIOS. I have an ASUS P4S800D-E Deluxe motherboard with one SATA device installed via SIS180 chipset. If I do not disable APIC support my boot will freeze right after "enabling swap partitions". When I get the system to boot properly I notice that the place that the sequence freezes has something to do with setting up RAID devices (I don't use RAID).

Does anybody know what I can do to keep from having to go into the BIOS everytime I boot into Mandrake and disable APIC support. Windows will not boot with this disabled and it is a pain in the butt to do it everytime I switch. Also, I was looking to compile a kernel and was wanting to know if there is a general rule of what should be built into the kernel and what should be modular. I am very inexperienced with Linux and would appreciate any answers to my questions be in noob-glish. THX
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You could try to add noapic as a kernel parameter to lilo/grub

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That seemed to work just fine. Thanks for your help!


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