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Old 10-30-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
ehamdja
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Help mandrakelinux wont boot


Hi everyone,

i need help to get mandrakelinux working in my computer. I am a newbie on Linux so plz bear that. I successfully installed mandrake community 10.1 on my computer and when start the computer GRUB shows me which OS i want to load. If i select Linux it checking some stuff and the last two line shows this

ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Level Trigger.

and stop there nothing happened. But for windows it loads the os.
could anybody tell me what should i do to get the linux load correctly?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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First burn a Knoppix cd .. boot your computer using it.

The main purpose of this is to edit the grub.conf in your /boot/grub/ folder.

On the screen you should see the mounted partitions.. Check which partition has grub folder[eg. /mnt/hda8], Right click if you found the partition which houses "grub" folder and "unmount" , then again Right click on the partition and in "actions" select change "read-write permissions". Change it to write mode. Close all konqueror windows...

Open a terminal ->$su
#cd /mnt/hda8/grub/ [eg. my /boot which has grub folder is in /mnt/hda8]
#emacs grub.conf


Try passing ----> acpi=off to the kernel and see what happens..

The following is from my grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.6.6-1.435 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-cd apm=off acpi=off
initrd /initrd-2.6.6-1.435.img

make the changes.. save the file.. close it and agin open it to see if the changes are reflected. reboot your system...

Post back as to how it went...
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hi,

Someone else had the same issue, posted on mandrakeusers.org; they said that switching to mandrake 10.0 solved the problem.
It seems that the mandrakeusers.org site is down (or responding verrrrrry slowly) right now, so I won't post the individual links (for fear that they won't exist).

You can turn off ACPI with the kernel boot option "linux acpi=off" but if you need ACPI, then that won't be a viable option for you. You can probably also turn off ACPI in the BIOS, now that I think about it. FYI, to pass a kernel boot option, you type it after the "boot:" prompt when the machine first comes up (ex. "boot: linux acpi=off"). Then you press enter to load the kernel. In a perfect world, you would just press 'enter' when you see the "boot:" prompt.

The above post by UsualTuxpect (awesome nick btw ) tells you how to permanently set this option, using your bootloader (grub, it seems). If you follow Tux's method, you will never have to type "acpi=off" at the boot prompt; the bootloader will tell the kernel to do this automatically.

FYI, this link explains kernel boot options:
http://www.yolinux.com/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO.html

Also, Google returned 162 results for the query
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Level Trigger mandrake
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...igger+mandrake




Hope this helps.


Last edited by itzfritz; 10-30-2004 at 04:15 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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Hi ehamdja,

Do as itzfritz say's and see if your system boots, then you can make the changes permanent ..later by


Opening a terminal ->$su

#emacs /boot/grub/grub.conf [assuming grub is your default bootloader..]


Try passing ----> acpi=off to the kernel

The following is from my grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.6.6-1.435 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-cd apm=off acpi=off
initrd /initrd-2.6.6-1.435.img

make the changes.. save the file.. close it and agin open it to see if the changes are reflected. reboot your system...

Thanks itzfritz for your comments...
 
Old 10-30-2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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as u said, i tried as itzfritz says by editing from acpi=on to off
and i and followed your step by going to the #emacs /boot/grub/grub.conf on the terminal
but it says bash: emacs: command not found
and i check it into grub subdirectory, it doesn't have grub.conf in that subdirectory

i dont know what to do know ^_^'

any instruction that i missed?

thanks
 
Old 10-30-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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do this -->#locate grub.conf [it should give you the location of grub.conf]

If you don't have emacs use any text editor available to edit the file.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:30 PM   #7
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it also says locate: command not found

what i did

[root@localhost ehamdja]# locate grub.conf
and then i shows
bash: locate: command not found

Last edited by ehamdja; 10-30-2004 at 09:33 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:43 PM   #8
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do this --> #find /boot -name grub.conf
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:51 PM   #9
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did that and nothing happened

[root@localhost ehamdja]# find /boot -name grub.conf
[root@localhost ehamdja]#

that's all....
hmmmm is there something wrong on the installation?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:10 PM   #10
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try #find / -name grub
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:31 PM   #11
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i tried #find / -name grub
and it shows this:
/usr/sbin/grub
/boot/grub
that's all

and i tried #find / - name grub.conf
i doesn't find anything

what should i do next?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:39 PM   #12
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post the output of #ls -l /boot/grub
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:54 PM   #13
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device.map
e2fs_stage1_5
fat_stage1_5
ffs_stage1_5
install.sh
iso9660_stage1_5
jfs_stage1_5
manu.lst
minix_stage1_5
reiserfs_stage1_5
stage1
stage2
stage2_eltorito
ufs2_stage1_5
vstafs_stage1_5
xfs_stage1_5

that's all in that folder
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:01 PM   #14
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am i reading it right ??? why is it manu.lst it should be---> menu.lst

post the content of menu.lst -->

#cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

and also # ls -l /boot
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:12 PM   #15
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timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
default 0

title linux
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 devfs=nomount acpi=on
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 failsafe acpi=on devfs=nomount
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd.img

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

# ls -l /boot:
boot.0300
config -> config-2.6.8.1-10mdk
config-2.6.8.1-10mdk
diag1.img
diag2.img
grub/
initrd -2.6.8.1-10mdk.img
initrd.img -> initrd-2.6.8.1-10mdk.img
kernel.h - -> /boot/kernel.h-2.6.8.1-10mdk.img
kernel.h-2.6.8.1-10mdk
map
message -> message-text
message-graphic
message-text
System.map -> system.map-2.6.8.1-10mdk
System.map-2.6.8.1-10mdk
us.klt
vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-10mdk
vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-10mdk
 
  


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