[olug] server install help

A-Wal A-Wal at cox.net
Sun Aug 7 17:00:20 UTC 2005

Nathan D. Rotschafer wrote:

> Some older machines have buggy ACPI implementations which might be  
> related to your error.  You might be able to shut it off in the BIOS  
> or I know there is parameter you can pass fedora core to shut off  
> support for it I just don't remember off the top of my head.  Might  
> be worth a shot since you mention ACPI issues...
> Nathan D. Rotschafer
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You're a genius!  I put the Suse Pro 9.2 install disk in, typed "Linux 
acpi=off", and it installed just fine!  I knew it had to be something 
simple like that, but I needed another brain to figure it out.  One 
minor problem I did run into though is that the Suse partition program 
couldn't make extended partitions on the disk.  I could only get it to 
make primary partitions.  But, as long as it works, I don't care if I 
have an extended partition or not.  It would have been nice to build 
some encrypted file systems though.


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