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Old 01-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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ACPI or APIC problem in installation of linux


I am trying to install linux mint on my hard drive. getting message to intall with linux noapic at boot prompt. can you please guide me what is ACPI or APIC. when i disable apic support in BIOS, after reboot my windows will not work. when i enable apic support, and when i reboot my linux will not boot. please help me in this regard.

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Old 01-29-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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rather than disable it in BIOS, boot from your install CD. it should pause at the boot: prompt. then type noapic nolapic and press enter

boot: noapic nolapic

The rest of the install should be normal..

Wikipedia apic

The Importance of Implementing APIC-Based Interrupt Subsystems on Uniprocessor PCs

ACPI is power management..


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