Installation problem

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Apr 26 10:17:14 UTC 2010

On 26/04/10 19:49, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
> [snip]
>> Oh, what you just wrote reminded me about something I learnt very early
>> when I started with Linux.
>> This may now be outdated with the improvements in the kernel, I don't
>> know, but Linux expects that the BIOS has full control over the
>> computer's resources. This means that you should not have in the BIOS
>> the setting that the computer is using Plug-n-Play operating system -
>> like Windows. Change this setting this setting to "not using PnP OS" or
>> whatever the BIOS has. Windows will still function perfectly.
> This doesn't seem to be a requirement lately:
> This link provides interesting (legacy?) advices on BIOS config.

Thanks for this.

But doing what I have been doing for years hasn't hurt anything :-) .

Oevrall though, what that page is showing is that Linux expects things 
to be where they should be, like RAM without any holes or have video etc 
not shadowed in different parts of RAM. Perhaps whoever wrote that page 
forgot about the PnP matter :-) .


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                                                                     Galileo Galilei

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