ACPI booting problems

  • CJ Miller
Posted: Wed, 03/26/2008 - 08:45
I simply cannot boot my 64 Studio v1.0 install. It always hangs on some lines about ACPI or IRQs. I've read that with these sort of situations one needs to turn ACPI off.... but I've read here that ACPI is crucial for the 64 Studio low-latency kernel. Being a bit of a n00b, I've tried turning off ACPI at the GRUB prompt but I'm not doing it properly, GRUB doesn't save my changes. I'm a bit stumped. I installed Etch before and it went fine, I was able to boot but couldn't get my DHCP running for updates. With no DVD drive I want to do an install and update it. Here's what I get in single-user mode, last line is: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.1[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 169 If I try to do a normal boot, it goes a ways past there and this is the last line it hangs at: Setting IRQ priorities: start [ohci_hcd] irq=169 pid=1826 prio=70: OK. Any ideas? TIA I'm going to try messing around with it some more.

I can't get the "live" disc

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:09
I can't get the "live" disc running either. It looks like the boot goes properly, but then my display goes black and nothing else happens. Unlike the other two situations, I can tell that my machine isn't hung. Still, doesn't do me much good. Guess I'll try another live boot utility thing. Sucks.

Kind of running now

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Thu, 03/27/2008 - 13:27
I did the kludge of running a regular DVD drive and installed 2.1rc1. I reset X again but still no luck with DHCP. I'll try to configure everything later. I had better figure out how to set up gnome soon, because the windoze-like appearance is bugging me out. I can't even find the network settings. Nor the gnome settings. I'll explore later. Anyway, this doesn't hang so at least I can try configuring things.

Yes, I'm sure it is easier

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Wed, 03/26/2008 - 21:21
Yes, I'm sure it is easier to simply have a DVD drive. Fact is though that I could not even technically afford the computer in the first place, since I overspent the extra drive is not happening now. It is fit for a notebook-type drive... if I get desperate I might kludge a regular drive outside of the box. Meanwhile I feel I should tackle the learning curve. I'll need to tweak the system performance anyway. I did try putting the 64 Studio installer on a flash drive but have not yet been able to boot from it. Looks like there are a lot of things I can try, so I'll just need to be patient and keep at it. Thanks for the advice!

Ver 1.0

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 03/26/2008 - 16:42
Upgrade from 1.0 is not very easy. There are all kinds of workarounds to get it going. If you don't have a DVD drive, I am sure you can find one for next to nothing at the moment. 2.1 is on the verge of release, and I cannot even remember life at 1.0. There are also ways of installing Debian using a USB stick, and you could try this with 64studio. But, for ease of install I'll spend the R250 ($31) for a DVD drive anyday. Cheers,