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Re: [SLE] 9.1 Live CD won't boot working 8.1 pro system
  • From: Claudiu Tomescu <claudiu.tomescu@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 20:05:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <40A7AD6A.9040301@xxxxxxx>
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John Grant wrote:

| I have a working 8.1 pro system that I'm thinking about upgrading to
| 9.1. However, this morning when I tried to boot the system from the 9.1
| live CD I get an oops and kernel panic when the boot process tries to
| load the aic7xxx driver.
| The system is an SMP Tyan S2469 motherboard with the built-in Adaptec
| 7902 SCSI contoller. I initially had a problem booting with this board
| and the aic7xxx driver under 8.1 too. I worked around that issue by
| using the "noapic" boot option and have been using that "fix" reliably
| since then.
| Is APIC/ACPI still broke in 2.6 with SMP? The "noapic" workaround
| didn't seem to have any effect in 9.1, at least not on this problem.
| Perhaps there's a different method of accomplishing the same thing with
| the 2.6 kernel that I'm not aware of? Or is this a different problem?
| (In which case, do I still need to use the noapic option?)
| I can get more info if necessary. After wasting several days trying to
| figure out the noapic thing under 8.1 myself though I thought I'd post
| my initial experiences with 9.1 & the 2.6 kernel to see if anyone else
| has seen this and has a fix before I waste too much time on this myself.
| TIA for any help...
| -John

Same problem here while trying to install the live cd into VMware which
emulates a SCSI disk.

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