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Hi everyone!!! I got an old Compaq Presario 2200 Desktop http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00191262 and I can't get linux to boot on it. it freezes checking hlt instructions.....done on the 2.4 kernel and ...
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- 01-01-2006 #1
Can't Get Any Kernel To boot At all!!
I got an old Compaq Presario 2200 Desktop http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00191262
and I can't get linux to boot on it. it freezes checking hlt instructions.....done
on the 2.4 kernel and usually right after that for 2.6 series.
Please help me. I want to turn this old box into a streaming media server.
Oh and since the specs don't list it... it has a 180Mhz cyrix MediaGX proc.
I don't suspect hardware failure because it runs all windows without crashing.
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- 01-01-2006 #2
Sounds like a power management problem to me, try passing acpi=off to the system before it boots, or turn off apm in the bios. One of those should help.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
- 01-10-2006 #3
I've tried both, neither has helped.
- 01-10-2006 #4
hmm, perhaps trying a different distro is all I can think of.Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
- 01-11-2006 #5
what distro are you using?
what exact kernel?
are you getting past boot loader screen? I think so from your post but just to be sure.
- 02-01-2006 #6
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If you have configured well your kernel, you should only setup particoular kernel parameters. See in kernel sources ./Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt; look for some CPU parameters, such as no-hlt (probably is what you want ).
Changing your distro will not help. All distro uses (+/-) the same kernels.When using Windows, have you ever told "Ehi... do your business?"
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