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Old 08-18-2001, 12:52 AM   #1
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Angry SuSe 7.2 on Dell Dimension 8100 install

Hello all!
I'am trying to install SuSe 7.2 on Dell Dimension 8100 1,5 Ghz. It doesn't go through the Yast2 or Yast1. In the text mode it generates the following message:
leaving PIC mode, enabling symmetric IO mode
kernel BUG at apic.c:221!
invalid operand:0000
EFLAGS: 00010286 ................

I was trying to install an earlier version (SuSe 6.4) on the same box - it goes fine. Also I vas able to install 7.2 on enother machine (Dell Inspiron 5000).
Who can help me with it? How to skip this BUG in Dimension?
Appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 08-18-2001, 06:53 AM   #2
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Your best bet is to post the specs for the notebook in this thread. (IDE/ATA controller, video hardware mostly)
Old 08-25-2001, 01:31 PM   #3
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To all.
Simple as ABC - I've updated BIOS to the niewest (A08) version, and it goes!!!
I found the solution on SuSe web site.
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Os Required for Dell Dimension

Hello All

What Linux OS would you recommend to install on a
Dell Dimension 8100 Pentium 4 1.5Ghz with the least
problems possible.

Thank you


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