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Re: Odd boot issue with Ubuntu 8.10

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  • torpex505
    ... Hi all, Just thought I d give an update on this in case anyone else runs into this. The issue was resolved by simply passing the hpet=disable kernal
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 29, 2008
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      > I kept hearing great things about the speed of Ubuntu 8.10s start-up
      > and decided to install it a few weeks ago. This release seems to be
      > plagued with issues, and in my opinion was not ready to be released as
      > "stable." I have worked out most of my problems, however...
      >
      > Upon start-up about 10 seconds after powering on the computer, I am
      > presented with a black screen with a flashing (under-score) in the top
      > left corner. The machine will do this indefinitely unless I hold down
      > 'ctrl' or 'alt'. After I hold down one of these keys, I am in 'X' in
      > about 30 seconds.


      Hi all,
      Just thought I'd give an update on this in case anyone else runs into
      this. The issue was resolved by simply passing the "hpet=disable"
      kernal parameter at boot up. I have entered this into the GRUB.conf
      file and have not had an issue since(about 2 weeks now).

      -Eric
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