Unable to run Mint 4 from CD (SOLVED)

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Unable to run Mint 4 from CD (SOLVED)

Postby hyperion on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:08 am

Afternnon to one and all.
Complete noob to Linux. I have tried to boot from the acquired CD, despite selecting either of the two options, the following message is displayed:

0.51600 MP-BIOS bug:8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
0.52000 Kernel panic-not syncing! IO-APIC+time doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with 'noapic' option.

I am sure that I must have missed a simple command, any suitable workarounds for this please.

I realise that I have embarked on what will be a new way of thinking, but did not expect to fall over at the first hurdle!!

Machine details:
Asus M2N4-SLI version 1.XX m/board
AMD 64 x 2 Dual 4200 CPU
2gb ram
Bios Nvidia - 42302e31 phoenix Award Bios v6.00PG
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby foggytown on Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:22 am

Hi Hyperion and welcome.

Try this...

When you boot off the CD and it pulls up the boot menu, press F6 and add "noapic nolapic" to the end of the command that will be listed.

Not positive that will work, but I think it may help.

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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby hyperion on Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:23 pm

Thanks foggytown (John),
Tried that and am up and running posting this response via Linux Mint.
First impressions, brilliant.
Must go and start trying other bits.

John
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby foggytown on Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:45 pm

hyperion wrote:I realise that I have embarked on what will be a new way of thinking, but did not expect to fall over at the first hurdle!!


You didn't fall at the first hurdle, you did just what you should--write down the error message and ask for help.

In my estimation, you cleared the first hurdle with room to spare..."congratulations!"..
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby hyperion on Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:43 am

Liked what I saw from running on CD, so now going to move onto the next scary thing and attempt to partition spare hard drive and install Mint.
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby hyperion on Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:30 pm

All partitioned, installed and running. First small step completed, now for the uphill learning curve.
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby BakUp on Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:40 pm

hyperion wrote:All partitioned, installed and running. First small step completed, now for the uphill learning curve.


Congratulations hyperion and enjoy Mint !
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby dbase on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:40 am

Hi all
I have a problem trying to boot Mint 4 as well but with different symptoms.
It always boots into the busybox shell.
I have tried the noapic and nolapic mentined elsewhere but to know avail.
I have burnt 5 cds now, the last burnt a 4 speed
Running on Dell Latitude D820

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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby 5x5 on Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:46 pm

dbase wrote:It always boots into the busybox shell.


I am having this problem also. I am booting LinuxMint Daryna 4.0 Light in vmware server and getting on boot 'assuming drive cache write through: rejecting i/o to offline device; asking for cache data failed'. It goes through this scenario for sda through sdz and then winds up at the Busybox shell. I have write caching disabled in vmware so I am stumped about what to do.
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD

Postby foz on Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:24 pm

5x5 wrote:
dbase wrote:It always boots into the busybox shell.


I am having this problem also. I am booting LinuxMint Daryna 4.0 Light in vmware server and getting on boot 'assuming drive cache write through: rejecting i/o to offline device; asking for cache data failed'. It goes through this scenario for sda through sdz and then winds up at the Busybox shell. I have write caching disabled in vmware so I am stumped about what to do.


i have same problem like you... so any one know that we can do?
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Re: Unable to run Mint 4 from CD (SOLVED)

Postby Richard Murri on Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:33 am

The problem with the vmware starting up is because vmware uses a scsi drive. Create a non-scsi drive manually. Check out this page for some tips on doing that: http://www.linux.com/feature/54411
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