[Mageia-discuss] "NO ACPI" at install time may work for you
marc at marcpare.com
Thu May 24 21:53:53 CEST 2012
Just to let you know that, yesterday, I downloaded and burned the Mageia
v.2.0 onto a DVD. I then proceeded to install and it let me get through
all of the setup. Once it got to actually installing all of the packages
I kept getting messages that the setup could not install a particular
package, which I then answered back OK and continue and it kept coming
back with the same error over and over again. I discontinued the
installation and tried to install another couple of times with the same
I then exchanged my DVD player with a couple of other players to check
to see if my DVD player was defective and had the same results regardless.
I then remembered that on some of my systems (we run 4 Mageia v.1 at
home), that Mandriva (which we previously had) would hiccup on some of
my systems. I am not sure why; however, I then remembered the same thing
occurred with Mageia v.1 on my main production computer. The fix for
this was to set "NO ACPI" at the start of the install process.
If you are getting these kind of messages, and you have checked your
checksums (to make sure that your download was OK) then:
* insert the disk and let it boot to the install page
* you will notice on the bottom of that page, there are some options
* press F6 and choose "NO ACPI"
* go through the installation process and hopefully it will install with
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