amd64 probs

Mitch Thompson mitchthompson at
Sat Apr 15 14:53:51 BST 2006

Jamon Camisso wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> I just bought, and I'm beginning to regret it, an HP Pavilion
>> dv5320us, which has an amd turion 64 bit cpu in it.
>> I've tried every known method to disable the ACPI stuffs and get the
>> kubuntu-5.10-amd64.iso to boot, but its a universal freeze at the
>> ACPI System Version yadda yadda point in the dmesg being output to the
>> screen, and the only recovery seems to be standing on the power switch
>> for >4 seconds.
>> Whats busted, or should I just give up on trying to install an amd64
>> version of anything on this $1100 POS?  Presumably the i386 stuff will
>> run as the FC5 dvd runs far enough to pass its self check & then dies
>> because all existing partitions on this drive are primary partitions.
>> leaving no room for anything else.
> I think I briefly met you on irc today, told you about using hoary in
> server mode then upgrading (all amd64). Why not give dapper a try? I've
> installed from Flight 3 to flight 6 (each time from iso's) without any
> problems on my amd64 system. Give it a try -- yeah another download and
> another cd to burn, but you won't regret it.
You really don't even need to download ISOs...I upgraded from hedgehog
to drake simply by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and changing all
occurrences of hoary to dapper, running sudo apt-get update, sudo
apt-get dist-upgrade, then going to work.  Came back that evening and
answered a few questions, rebooted, and I'm running Dapper Drake Flight-6.

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worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about
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Mitch Thompson, San Antonio, Texas//WB5UZG
Red Hat Certified Engineer

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