IO APIC resources could not be allocated

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IO APIC resources could not be allocated

Postby Big Sid Vicious on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:20 am

Please help me. I am completely new to Linux, and I have no idea what this means. I have a Dell laptop that is two years old, and it has been nothing but a failure. It died on me back when I was in an online college, now the motherboard has died (I think) right as I was taking a test for my new job. So I have come to terms with the reliability of Dell. Also, Dell won't help me troubleshoot my issues. Therefore, I have dusted off an old tower, but some newer ram in, as well as a new hdd, and I'm trying to put Linux Mint 7 on it (booting by CD) and I get the error message: IO APIC resources could not be allocated. Is there any help that anybody can give me, PLEASE?
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Re: IO APIC resources could not be allocated

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:36 pm

How old tower?
This is a nasty error that probably is caused by the age
Look in the motherboard section of the live CD troubleshooter
I have rewritten it a little bit, the live CD starts differently now than when it was originally written
You should add the option noapic as described
I can't promise you it will solve it for you but there's a good chance
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