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.