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Old 07-19-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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unable to install or run live ubuntu CD

newbie. Want to install Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06. Trying to install on old machnine (Gateway 2000 G6-300). Error message - "unable to locate RSDP" then it shuts off.
One suggestion from this forum said to turn acpi to off. Unable to find that when I get into the set-up as it boots.
Another suggetion is to run scan disk. Did that.
Third suggestion to enter "irqpoll" someplace in the code. I don't know where to get to that to type that in.

More ideas please.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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Another 2 suggestions for you -
- cant recall ubuntu install routine but other distros give you the opportunity to hit F2 + F3 at the boot prompt to see other options such as "linux noacpi" (without the "")
Old 07-20-2006, 01:46 AM   #4
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Also try ide=nodma for the boot options. I just turned to Ubuntu as well to start learning Linux. I would suggest that you download the alternate CD for Ubuntu 6.06, rather than desktop. I installed using the former and I had no troubles installing.


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