Bug#282830: Kernel won't work with ACPI on on Dell Precision 370 (pb for Sarge install)
On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 08:25:04PM +0100, Jerome Bertorelle wrote:
> Package: kernel-image-2.6.8-1-386
> Version: 2.6.8-5
> This kernel freezes a Dell Precision 3700 during the kernel boot unless
> the "acpi=off" option is passed to the kernel. Unfortunately, this cause
> a problem for a Sarge fresh install.
> When doing a fresh install of Sarge on a Precision 370 with a SATA
> driver, one must use the 2.6 kernel
> for the hard disk to be recognized. With a regular 2.6 installation
> (instal DVD boot param: linux26), the first stage installation works
> fine but on reboot the installed kernel 2.6.8-1-386 freezes.
> And when disabling ACPI from the start (install DVD boot param: linux26
> acpi=off) the keyboard is not recognized, so the installation cannot be
> As a workaround, one can:
> 1) install with ACPI on
> 2) before the second stage reboot, open a shell
> 3) add the "acpi=off" in the generated grub menu.lst file (if using
> grub) under /target/boot/grub
> 4) add the required modules in /etc/modules for the keyboard to be
> 5) exit the shell, return to the installer and reboot. The new
> second stage kernel will work with ACPI off.
> I've filled this as a kernel bug, as I assume ACPI should work here and
> this is the root problem. But this could be seen as a Debian installer
> issue too. Please redirect the bug if you think it's an installer issue.
This looks related to Bug#277298... maybe