[Bug 76989] Re: MP-BIOS bug on Asus Pundit1 AH2 (Kernel panic)

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Tue Dec 23 21:35:33 UTC 2008

Thanks for responding. I am trying to assess if this is a valid bug in
Ubuntu, I am not a developer. I've done a quick search for your mobo,
and I got mixed results. Some claim it works and pass validation tests,
others claim they were not able to install any Linux distro. I have seen
comments like:

   "You need to disable ADMA by putting sata_nv.adma=0 as a boot
parameter in order to install Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit. The 32-bit version
installs without this parameter."

   "I struggled with random lockups under Edgy and then Feisty until
"noapic" cured it for me. I had the 8254 timer message with Feisty but
don't recall it with Edgy."

Many have reported acpi must be off and some BIOS versions did not work. Some claim Live CD does not work but alternate install does. This user has the same problem installing Fedora 8 on Asus M2N-MX:
This Ubuntu threads inidicate the freezes are due to the nvidia driver.

I personally used Asus mobos for many years with just one problem where
I had to upgrade the BIOS as I got intermittent freezing. However I
always picked Intel chipset for Intel CPUs and now I have AMD690G for
AMD CPU on a M2A-VM and running 64 bit Ubuntu.

There seems to be more than one problem and more than one solution. I
found some excellent posts on the Ubuntu forum, some very recent. I am
confident you can get the mobo working and perhaps rescue some hardware.
If I had the hardware I would try it for you.

If you feel it's not worthy for you to pursue the matter, I'll mark the
defect as invalid, otherwise I can mark it as confirmed and it will
reach a developer.



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