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Re: Re: Has anyone installed squeeze on an HP Pavillion ?

> "HP Pavilion" covers a VERY wide range of eras, specs, processors,
> chipsets, etc, so you might get more specific.  Also, more specifics
> about "gave me a warning" might help.
> (At some point in the near future I'm going to attempt to clean-install
>  squeeze on my HP Pavilion dv2130US.)

   My machine is an HP Pavillion desktop, a1600n.  A netinstall seemed to
be going smoothly until:

   When I try to boot, I see briefly, before the grub menu:

8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC.

   The subsequent boot attempt  from grub has the monitor briefly display
a "signal out of range" and then go dark.  (I've tried two different monitors)

   Somebody suggested that I add the command "noapic" at the grub prompt.
   Grub displays a debian kernel, 2.6.32-5-686,
which I highlight and then type "e",
which gives me a display:

>                insmod part_msdos
>                insmod ext2
>                set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
>                 search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set blahblah
>                echo 'Loading Linux blahblah
>                 linux /boot/vmlinuz-blahblah
>                echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
>                initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.32-5-686  

   I add the word

at the end of the line beginning "linux", then control-x to boot,
and get the same dark screen as before.

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