If someone has answers... I downloaded Mepis 8.0 32 bit using Bittorrent. I used PowerISO to burn the image at the slowest speed. I get an error message during the boot from the CD:
"8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC"
"can't find Mepis file system..."
I found some forums that explain that "noapic" input somewhere could resolve the issue. If this is the case:
1) Will this command lessen the performance of my PC?
2) Where do I input this "noapic". Even though I installed and customized Ubuntu on 2 PCs, I still consider myself a novice and need to be walked through what might be considered simple stuff.
Ubuntu is working great. Much better than XP. I am really interested in using a distro with KDE to see the difference with KDE and Gnome.
I appreciate any help. Thanks
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MUNGO-8BF280D64
System Manufacturer Dell Inc
System Model Dimension E521
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2004 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc 1.1.11, 8/2/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name MUNGO-8BF280D64\Michael
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,560.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.95 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 5.94 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys