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I currently run a dual boot Ubuntu and Vista. I really want to try out Mandriva and managed a live CD install of Mandriva 2008 by disabling apic. If I ...
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    I currently run a dual boot Ubuntu and Vista. I really want to try out Mandriva and managed a live CD install of Mandriva 2008 by disabling apic.
    If I install to HDD i will probably have to diable apic every time I want to run Mandriva and enable it to run Vista.
    If i install to HDD is there some way i can get around this issue.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Maybe you can disable apic for Mandriva only from within your bootloader (GRUB/LILO?).

    Hope it works.
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    Do you know how to disable apic from the bootloader?

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    You might be able to disable it by adding acpi=off to the kernel line in GRUB. I don't run Mandriva so haven't tested it, however.
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    I am not so good with Linux, so can you tell me how to change GRUB settings.

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    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Add acpi=off at the end of kernel line. Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file.

    In case, nano is not pre-installed, use vi.
    Code:
    vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Press i and edit file. Press Esc key and type : x. It will save file.
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