Xubunt 6.06.1 desktop i386

Bill Davidson harley7 at cogeco.ca
Sun Dec 17 19:48:19 UTC 2006

Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
> Bill Davidson wrote:
>> Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
>>> In trying to load Xubuntu prior to Installation onto the desktop for my 
>>> Pentium II 333 mhz machine,  the first thing I noticed is: "Unable to 
>>> load RSDP".... What is RSDP,  its function, and where is it located?
>> It stands for Root System Description Pointer. It has to do with ACPI. 
>> Your system probably doesn't support acpi.
>> Try typing "acpi=off" or "Boot: acpi=off" when you boot up (without the 
>> quotes). Hopefully that solves your problem. If not, keep trying. We'll 
>> get this thing figured out.
>> One other thing. If you're not getting enough replies on this list, you 
>> might want to try the ubuntu-users list. Here's the page where you can 
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>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
>> HTH,
>> Bill  
> On loading Ubuntu.....Ok, booting the kernel. then comes 
> [17179569.184000] ACPI: unable to locate RSDP.  .  .  .  then a whole  
> list of "Buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical blocks w/ their 
> individual locatiion no.'s When do I type in the command: ACPI=OFF?
> Don.

When you see the first splash screen with the different boot options 
options like install, check the CD, memtest. You should be able to type 
in commands right there.

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