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Re: debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963

On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 21:12 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> I purchased an Acer Extensa 4420-5963 laptop at retail 
> The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> detect any of the laptop's network hardware

According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

> daily build of lenny netinst. But this would hang upon boot with errors
> similar to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/252041
> With the kernel boot options "noapic" and "nolapic", I was able to get
> the installer to boot and recognize at least the wired ethernet, and
> then successfully installed lenny. 
> The resulting system hung on boot unless also provided with acpi=off,
> but there were warnings about pnpbios stuff. The laptop works fine
> after that.

I guess the old installation image had the kernel 2.6.24 or 2.6.25

If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :



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