Help! Spectacular blowout of warty on post install boot

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Nov 2 19:21:59 UTC 2004

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 03:07:58PM +0000, M.Blackmore wrote:

> On booting after install when prompted the computer instantly reboots 
> itself on first touch to the hard disk, or so it seems. It is /very/ 
> immediate, and will carry on cycling around like that 'til the 
> electricity runs out.

Try booting with the "noapic" option (there is a howto somewhere for how to
add parameters to the command line in grub), and see if that helps.  If not,
try "pci=noacpi".  Either way, be sure to report your experiences so that we
can improve support for your hardware by defaulta.

 - mdz

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