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Re: Kernel installation woes on Athlon 1100: "hda: lost interrupt".

On Thursday 06 January 2005 21:20, Joe wrote:

>>Is it a "defect" that requires the noapic option?
> I think so. I don't believe a mere absence of a feature should stop a
> kernel booting, particularly a Knoppix one. I think it must be a
> hardware bug.
> In fact a quick Google on 'k7s8x noapic bios' suggests that upgrading
> to version 2.30 of the BIOS will fix it. I'm still not sure I'll
> bother, I had a bad experience flashing a BIOS a few years ago.

It sounds dodgy to me too.  Am I losing out on anything by just using

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