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Old 02-01-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Uncontrolled reboot in Slack 9.1

Hi everyone, i have a Acer Verition at school that im trying to get Slack to work on. The porblem is that once the startup has finished, it waits a min or 2 then automatically reboots. I havnt timed it on how long it takes for the reboot to kick in, but its around 2 mins or so after the login prompt is shown.
I dont have to login for the reboot to happen, it can be just sitting waiting for a command or in X.

I have installed Debian 3.0, Redhat 7.3 and mandrake 9.1 + 9.2 before on the same machine, and i havnt had this problem on any of them.

I checked the ACPI and APM(?) settings in the bios, but there were none to enable/disable, and also checked the motherboard for any signs of jumpers or whatnot.

I also tried to use the acpi=no apm=off noapic parameters for the kernel boot, but i still get the same problem.

I have read that you can compile a kernel on another machine, and copy it over, tho im not a very experienced linux user, i have no idea how to do this.

If anyone has any ideas/suggestions or want me to try something out, ill be glad to help.

p.s: i did a dmesg |more and put it to a txt file, if anyone wants that, let me know

thanks in adavance,
Old 02-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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hhhhmmmm it sounds more like a hardware problem despite having had other distros on it before, can you put something else on it for a bit and see what happens? as far as compiling a kernel on another box all you need is configure it just like you would if you were compiling it on the problem computer and put it on a disk or something, nothing special, if you want modules thats harder but just a rescue kernel shouldnt need modules anyways and you can get it working then afterwards


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