AMD Computers Boot with Interprid and Hardy

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Mar 3 17:47:06 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 14:59 -0500, Mark Halegua wrote:
> On Monday 02 March 2009 06:25:02 am Hein van Rensburg wrote:
> > I have seen a few mails saying AMD computers cannot boot interprid and
> > hardy. This problem is seen with AMD and Nvidia chipsets and 32 and 64 bit
> > chipsets and software.
> >
> > You have to add a argument in the boot line and it should work.
> > There are several kernel posts about this problem.
> >
> > When running boot cd, after choosing language, press F6 and add "pci=nomsi"
> > to boot line after "quiet splash". Then boot. ( press enter)
> >
> > It worked on all 3 of my AMD systems and I could install hardy and
> > interprid.
> >
> > Hopes it helps a few people.
> I have an AMD Turion X2 64bit system and an AMD 32 Athlon single core (ready 
> for upgrade when I find the money) and both have hardy installed.  I did have 
> a problem installing hardy on the Athlon system, and installed an earlier 
> version of Kubuntu and then systematically upgraded.  The Turion X2 64bit 
> system installed hardy no problem.

Installing in text mode works just fine. Then you update your nvidia
driver, reboot, if all goes well you are up and running. Piece O' cake.
Plus, for whatever reason, it appears to install quicker. Ric


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