Kernel panic after disabling onboard video on ASUS M2NPV-VM

  • Elias
Posted: Mon, 11/05/2007 - 19:18
Hello, I bought a PCI-e video card (ASUS EN8500GT) after a friend convinced me it was a better way to increase performance than memory for the same amount of money. The problem is that I am not able to disable the onboard video. When I do, 64Studio will hang at startup. The error messages vary, but "kernel panic" is one that appears most. The same happens if I try to assign less than 256MB of memory to the onboard video card. The BIOS is updated to the latest version, and I think it has something to do with 64Studio looking for the onboard video at startup. Re-installing from the CD is also not possible, the CD will not boot with onboard video disabled. Has anyone had this problem and solved it? Thanks!


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/06/2007 - 08:06
Your friend was right. Looks like something strange with your motherboard though. When you insert an external graphics adaptor card, the onboard adaptor should be disabled by default. I did exactly what you friend suggested quite a while ago, and I don't remember any hitches. Do make sure your card is properly installed, and try again. Cheers