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I'm getting this error on a laptop trying to start up Mandrake Linux 10.1, which I've just installed. I can't get it to boot successfully. init init/main.c:718 checking if image ...
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    I'm getting this error on a laptop trying to start up Mandrake Linux 10.1, which I've just installed. I can't get it to boot successfully.

    init init/main.c:718
    checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
    ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
    Freeing initrd memory: 171k freed
    init init/main.c:724
    do_basic_setup init/main.c:634
    do_basic_setup init/main.c:636
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd7ae, last bus=1
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
    ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
    ACPI: IRQ10 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.

    It stops there. Does anyone know what this is? I'm wondering about ACPI issues, but I don't know how to fix it.

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    When u get to grub, type in the box
    Code:
    acpi=off
    see if that works.
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    I'm using lilo actually. Is there a similar command? I can't actually get to a terminal or interface of any kind that is actually useful. Escape gets me to a text based boot menu, but I can't put any useful commands in. My failsafe boot options and the standard one have an error. I should probably have mentioned that what I wrote in my previous post was only the ending of the boot output.

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