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ohadezr
i have windows xp on this computer and ive install redhat 9 on a new hard drive.
after the installation the computer restart but its not loading!
its start to but it stops on the this line:

APM: BIOS VERSION 1.2 FLAGS 0X03 (DRIVER VERSION 1.16)

AND ONE MORE THING!
MY INTEL BIOS IS THE LAST ONE
THE PLUG AND PLAY IS OFF!

PLEASE HELP! sad.gif sad.gif
hughesjr
Are you using grub or lilo as the boot loader .... the default is grub, so that is the advice I will give...

Try using the noapic switch on the kernel line of grub for the kernel you normally boot from. Here is how:

When you see the GRUB screen, press e .... then move down to the kernel line ... normally the second line, and press e again to edit that line. At the end of the line, add a space and then the command noapic, then press the Enter key.

My kernel line looks like this:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9smp ro root=LABEL=/

so I would change it to look like this:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9smp ro root=LABEL=/ noapic

then press b to boot after the line is changed...

If it works, edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst and add a space and noapic to the end of the kernel line and save the file.
ohadezr
hi, i did what you told me...
but it didnt help at all (!)

please ppl... HELPPPPPPPP
hughesjr
Is there an APM setting in your BIOS? If so, is it enabled or disabled?

When you find the APM setting, try changing the options.

Here is some info from the net:

https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/dulu...ust/012354.html

http://www.redhat.com/archives/valhalla-li...y/msg00604.html

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The problem is APM and your BIOS ... so if adjusting the BIOS doesn't work, making apmd not start on startup should fix the problem ... see the second link in this post.

Is this a regular PC or LAPTOP?

You're sure you have the latest BIOS?
ohadezr
didnt help at all!
apm is off

will someone save me????????????
voodoo
Does the boot loader start up correctly? If not then try either reinstalling redhat or using recovery or resuce mode, whatever red hat calls it, just boot the install cd and look at the options. You will need to reinstall the boot loader, its easier to just let the set up utility do it.

If the boot loader starts correctly, can you boot into windows successfully?

One other thing if BL not loading, did you double check you installed the bootloader on the MBR of the drive that gets booted by the bios?
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