Re: 2.4.18-686 freezes on a Dell Inspiron 4100 (but not 2.4.18-bf2.4)
Eduard Bloch writes:
> > Thanks for your prompt reply. This means that the Debian supplied
> > kernel cannot be used, and I have to compile a custom version. It's OK
> No, you can tell "noapic" at the boot prompt or while the installation
> and it will work. BTW: recent installation kernel releases have
> LOCAL_APIC again. Unfortunately, some other braindead hardware requires
> local-APIC to work at all, so this kernel function will not be removed.
> For DELL users, there is an extra hint about noapic in the boot screens,
> should be enough.
Sorry it does NOT work for me, the hard lock remains. Anyone has a
clue what to try before I upgrade the BIOS from A05 to A08?
(I did try both the command line- and lilo.conf options)
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