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Old 02-05-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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stops at ata_piix when loading modules

It is gentoo 2005.1 universal disk.

it just stays at preparing LiveCD andthen i pres alt-f1 and it stays at ata_piix

Is it my harddrive? cause i got a 300G and i have windows xp on it. If so is gentoo not good to have duall boot with windows?

or is it my dvd-rom drive?

thanks in advance
Old 02-05-2006, 01:35 PM   #2
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Do you have sata and/or do you need ATA loaded? It is possible that ata_piix conflict somehow with a sata controller or with another ATA controller. If you don't need it, it is possible to ask the live-cd to do not probe hardware, so to do not try to load any modules (you will need to load the needed ones by hand thus).
Old 02-05-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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I tried loading the following kernel "gentoo noapic" which says it disable apic (try if having hardware problems nics,scsi,etc). Then some error thing sayed tryed irqpoll, so i typed in "gentoo irqpoll" and it looks like its working. I gotta unplug internet from laptop now so it recognizes it! i hope you can help other noobs if they ask this question again later on



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