On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 09:21 +0300, Sakari Aaltonen wrote: > I'm trying to install Debian 5.0.4-i386 on a Fujitsu Esprimo P1500 > desktop computer with the netinst disk. However, the install stops > almost immediately with the message > > MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC > Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! > Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with > the 'noapic' option > > When I try 'apic=debug', the result is the same. There is no further output. > > When I try 'noapic', the install seemingly succeeds, but when I try to > boot from the hard disk, the machine freezes during the start-up > sequence and I end up with a blank (black) screen. > > The machine's BIOS is the most recent version available (October 2009.) Please try to install the 'testing' suite (work in progress for Debian 6.0 'squeeze') using the installer from <http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/>. This will install a newer kernel version (2.6.32) which might include a fix for this bug. Even if you are sure you want to use Debian 5.0 'lenny', this will at least tell us whether a bug fix exists. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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