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Old 04-28-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Booting problem with Mandrake 10 Community


I have tried to install Mandrake (I removed it in the end). At first it didn't run the installer, I had to use some "noacpi" boot parameter, just I can't remember all of everything that is was. Anyway, I installed fine. When I came to boot, it got the same problem as I originally had with the installer.

I need to know what the boot parameter probably was (so I can reinstall Mandrake), and if I can pass that to the kernel on boot.

Any help?

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Old 04-30-2005, 03:58 AM   #2
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I had to install Mandrake 10.0 Community with the option noapic.

If lilo is your boot loader you need to boot into linux, insert noapic in /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo. My configuration file has a line with append="noapic devfs=mount acpi=ht....

If you cannot boot linux from the HD, I believe that the installation CD gives you the option to get into a mode where you can fix this kind of problems.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thanks.

Though where is the rest of the boot parameter? It just goes into ...

I would try the CD thing but I deleted my Mandriva installation. And I don't remember the specific parameter to reinstall it.

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Old 05-13-2005, 06:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for helping though

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Old 05-13-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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boot into failsafe and then use vi to look at your /etc/lilo.conf and copy what it says on your failsafe, the only thing you need to leave out is the failsafe part, but the rest of the lines are the same.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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I can't.

Heres what happened:

- I installed Mandrake with the boot parameter I dont know anymore.

- It installed but I couldnt boot it with anything including failsafe

- I removed it (formatted the partition and restored Windows MBR)

- Now I can't install it back because I dont know the parameter

I have no Linux installed and I can't reinstall Mandrake.

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:54 AM   #7
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Possible Solution

Open up a terminal and then type as a root type in vi /etc/lilo.conf~ and see if you can see what you changed. If it doesn't tell you the vi /etc/lilo.conf.old there should be one. If its not there then check /boot/ directory.
 
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I have no Linux on my computer any more, I need to reinstall Mandrake but I can't!

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Old 06-18-2005, 11:14 AM   #9
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Doesn't matter anyway, now I am going to get Slackware 10.1

Thanks for trying to help though!

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Old 12-27-2005, 06:57 AM   #10
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I recently found a note (which I'd written) which actually said the parameter. (I must have written it so I remembered, but I lost it! ) Now I can reinstall Mandrake but I find Slackware to be better.

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