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Old 07-31-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Need help installing Mandrake (again, again, again...)

I am needing some help trying to install Mandrake 9.1 on a computer here at work. Everytime I try to do a graphical install it the progress bar goes about 8/10ths of the way and the screen goes black and nothing happens. When I try it again under text mode it constantly scrolls this error message: "APIC error on CPU0: 04(04)". I got windows 2000 to install okay, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA 7DPXDW-P, AMD 768 chipset, AMD Athlon MP 1800+, 512mb RAM

This is not the same problem I was having earlier with a laptop at home (entirely different system...) however I did get it to install on a seperate computer altogether, so I'm guessing it's a hardware issue somewhere.
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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your installation problem

What's APIC? Advanced Power management? If so, you should display your BIOS settings and disable the power mgmt feature for the duration of the install.

APCI is Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. Did you mean APCI?

Please let us know if you've solved your problem.
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What's APIC? Advanced Power management? If so, you should display your BIOS settings and disable the power mgmt feature for the duration of the install.

APCI is Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. Did you mean APCI?
APIC is not APM, nor is it APCI; I think it's power management for just the CPU.
Old 08-26-2003, 06:33 AM   #5
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From HyperDictionary here:

'Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller'

(APIC) A Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC) that can handle interrupts from and for multiple CPUs, and, usually, has more available interrupt lines that a typical PIC.

APIC caused me problems during my 9.1 install, but I was able to avoid them by pressing F1 at the first install screen and entering:

linux noapic

Depending on your motherboard, you may also get problems with ACPI during the install, so you could avoid that by adding 'acpi=off' to the above command, so it would look like:

linux noapic acpi=off

Try them in order of suggestion and see how you go.

Towards the end of the install procedure, at the bootloader configuration screen, make sure you set 'force noapic' as a bootloader option, then Lilo will look after stopping APIC for you on each boot.
Old 08-26-2003, 02:45 PM   #6
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FWIW, I've seen similar [but not exactly the same problems on one of my machines - a Windoze installation that runs fine, but a graphical installation of L-M doesn't work. In my case the problem was related to the fact that I was trying to install with an NVidia GeForce4 graphics card installed. The same is true of the GeForce3 cards. Only solution is a text installartion. You don't say what graphics card you have; if it's an NVidia, I'd start to be a little suspicious...
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Turn off APIC in the bios. This is for multiple processors. The earlier suggestion by geoff_f will also work.


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