[olug] server install help

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 7 18:13:17 UTC 2005

So, Mandrake would have installed just fine on that
server; I had to specify acpi=on in order to get USB
to work in Mandrake <G>.  I guess they're geared
toward the older systems with buggy acpi...

--- A-Wal <A-Wal at cox.net> wrote:

> 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
> > Home: (402) 778-NATE
> > Cell: (402) 216-9270
> > email: nrotschafer at geniussystems.net
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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.
> Thanks
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