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Old 06-21-2005, 02:40 PM   #16
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I have the same issue and have written Jeff about it, but the email address is no longer valid. Does anyone know how to reach him?

Here is my problem:

From: Gerard, Reginald
Sent: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005 21:07
To: ''
Subject: Issues w. agpgart interface v0.99 on c't server

Hello Jeff,

sorry to trouble you with this but I have started the 5th installation of the CD from c't and spent hours trying to recover from the botched installation left over by rebooting after agpgart hangs.

Boot from CD, 'manual' mode
choose all default options, add IP address and other net parms..
software loaded, installed
installation asks to have the CD removed and then goes to re-boot.
during boot it gets to here:

Detecting hardware: agpgart yenta_socket piix ide-scsi nm256_audio usb-uhci
Loading agpgart module.
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 204M
agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset

and then the PC is dead. No looping process, just quiet, no disc i/o, no nothing, just plain dead.

Why do we need support for an AGP chipset for a router that doesn't even have gnome or KDE installed? The console is enough.

So no choice but to hard reset and when it reboots the above part of the boot doesn't happen and it gets to the part where the system configuration takes place and asks for the CD to be placed in the CD-ROM again.

The problem with that is something in the setup/configuration is missing as a result of the reset.

I don't get any LAN interfaces started, dhcp3 aborts when starting. webmin isn't started and nor is ipcop.

I won't go into any more details about the chaos that is left behind but I am pretty pissed off about this now that I am on my 5th attempt to get this installed properly.

Do you have any idea why this isn't working on my OmniBook 4150B, 330MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB disk?

I was hoping to get a small, quiet router set up that uses little electricity but this is too much.

What can be done to avoid this, is there some why to bypass this part using the 'expert' installation mode?

Any tip would be greatly appreciated.

Old 06-21-2005, 05:34 PM   #17
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Try typing the following variables into the boot prompt: 'linux noapic nolapic'
See if this helps;

Last edited by comprookie2000; 06-21-2005 at 05:43 PM.
Old 10-05-2007, 11:29 AM   #18
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Ok, I had the same problem, and none of the solutions worked. I played with the boot options, and this is what worked for me:

linux acpi=off agp=off

This worked with a VIA Apollo Pro 133 chipset, but it should work for yours as well.


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