IO APIC resources could not be allocated

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Big Sid Vicious
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:10 am

IO APIC resources could not be allocated

Postby Big Sid Vicious » 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?

Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 18703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: IO APIC resources could not be allocated

Postby Husse » 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
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

Return to “Installation & Boot”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests