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Disableapic, was [SLE] First Impressions of 7.3
- From: Fergus Wilde <fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001 11:26:57 +0000
- Message-id: <3BE91A81.24E6E9BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I've just started installing 7.3 on new hardware I was obliged to use
when old hardware broke - the ordinary install hangs, making me use the
failsafe one. I've never had any probs with the SuSE install before,
and I'm sure they will be overcome, but since I've yet to commit the
installation and while I'm mulling on this can I ask:
a) What's this apic, and why does in need disabling?
b) Was I being hopelessly optimistic getting a p4 on the new, fancy
intel Winnipeg chipset? (I started worrying when I noticed the chipset
name contained the syllable 'win' ... It's just that a p3 with half the
spec on an older motherboard was about the same price.)
c) If the bios is 'broken', is there a bios setting I could alter rather
than having to give the 'disableapic' option?
d)When I get the install done, will I need to keep this disableapic line
somewhere in lilo.conf, and if so where?
Thanks for any answers,
Best to all
Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, PCHintz wrote:
> > Just installed 7.3 and thought I would share my thoughts. SuSE in my opinion
> > continues to be the "Mercedes Benz of Linux" as I saw them referred to in an
> > article once. Each version is more polished and 7.3 seems to be no
> > exception. However when it comes to ease of installation, I feel SuSE has
> > taken a step back. Having seen other listings lately about trouble with the
> > installation suggests I am not alone.
> > My install went as normal until the first reboot when the system locked up.
> > Resuming the install, the system again locked up when came time to configure
> > X. I then postponed configuring X until I had the install complete. The
> > system crashed again at the end of the install. Attempting to use SaX2 to
> > configure X afterwards crashed the system repeatedly. Replaced the Voodoo5
> > 5500 with an ATI RADEON with the same result...repeated crashes. I
> This sounds like the usual problems with a broken BIOS. Please add "disableapic"
> as boot option. Then the failsafe option should not longer be necessary.
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