problem installing edubuntu

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Thu Apr 5 11:36:11 BST 2007

On Wed, 04 Apr 2007, Robert Alcock wrote:

> I'm trying to install Edubuntu on an Acer TravelMate 200 lapto.
> When I boot from the CD i get the following message:
> [17179578.240000] irq: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
> [17179578.240000] handlers:
> [17179578.240000] [<c0236d40>] (ide_intr+0x0/0x1c0)
> [17179578.240000] Disabling IRQ <hash>15
> The message repeats, several times, then the system crashes.
> This happens with both versions 6.10 and 6.06 (downloaded from different 
> servers).

Searching google for 
	"Acer TravelMate 200" irqpoll
yields this bug:

which is also in the kernel bugzilla

A couple of comments seem interesting:

'Combination of "irqpoll pci=routeirq" seems to resolve the reboot whilst
 playing a CD, although the stack dump during boot remains.'

and right at the end:

'Despite discussions with upstream, which suggested this issue might have
 been fixed in 2.6.18, the 2.6.18-4 kernel in the Debian-Installer
 tickles this problem on the Acer Travelmate 200DX.

 Simplest workaround is to boot with the kernel option "acpi=off".'

If I recall correctly, Edgy is using 2.6.17.  Perhaps you might try with
the latest beta of feisty (which is 2.6.20).  If it doesn't work straight
off, add 


and see how you get on.


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