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Old 09-18-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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Angry AMD64 Kernel problem?

When I boot with grub on AMD64 Gentoo, I get a strange message after it says my system booted:

smp_boot_cpus arch/x86_64/kernel/smpboot.c :941
Enabling IO-APIC IRQs
Synchronizing Arb IDs
..TIMER: vector=0x31.pin1=2 pin2=-1
..MP-BIOS bug:8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
..Trying to set up timer (IRQ0) through the 8259A... failed
Timer doesn't work through the IO-APIC-disabling NMI Watchdog
...trying to set up timer as virtual wire IRQ... failed
...trying to set up timer as ExtINT IRQ... Failed :(.
Kernel panic: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Try using the 'noapic' kernel parameter

It may not be word for word, I just jotted it down quick.
I need to know exactly how to fix this problem! I installed Gentoo using the 64-bit liveCD, and everything worked fine until now.

(I need a response ASAP)
Old 09-23-2004, 09:14 AM   #2
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try at grub menu
type E for edit
arrow to the kernel line and edit that as suggested by appended to the kernel line

mine is
kernel /boot.vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4 ro

yours could be

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda4 ro noapic

2) if that boots go into your /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/grub.conf and make that a permanent need to be in su mode to edit a root owner file.


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