Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Mandrake 10.2 install
- Daniel Richard wrote:
> I have a 1.8Ghz PC that is currently running WinXP SP2. My old PC,Hm. That PC is too new to be running APM. I can guarantee it's running
> which had Mandrake 10.2 loaded and running crashed so I took the hard
> drive out and put it in the other PC. The Bios recognizes the drive
> but I can't get Linux to run.
> I re-installed everything, including repartitioning the drive, so I
> get the LILO screen and can select Linux as the OS. It goes through
> some of the start-up routines, but always freezes at the same point:
> apm: Bios version 1.2 flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
> I tried re-installing everything; I thought this might be a power
> management setting in the bios so tweaked settings there. Nothing
> seems to get past this problem. It still boots into Windows (so my
> wife is happy- this is her PC), but I was working on some things with
> Linux and would like to get it up and running again.
ACPI. I'm not sure if Mandrake has a way to specify power management
options during the install, but you may want to try turning off all of
it, or disabling APM.
The other option is to boot into a Live CD like Knoppix and try to futz
with things from there. You may have to recompile the kernel from a
chroot environment to get APM off.
This is all, of course, based on the assumption that APM is the problem.
Best of luck,