[RndTbl] cannot boot FC4: ACPI

Dan Martin ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
Sun Oct 9 14:19:24 CDT 2005

Trevor Cordes wrote:

>On  8 Oct, Dan Martin wrote:
>>I installed Fedora Core 4 to a pentium 3.  When I try to boot it I get a 
>>picture of Tux and an error to this effect:
>>ACPI:  BIOS age (2000) fails cutoff (2001).  acpi=force rqd to enable ACPI
>Did you try booting with acpi=force in the boot command line?  In the
>grub menu hit e to edit the options and add that to the end of the main
>linux command line (middle line I think?).  If that works then add it to
>the proper lines in grub.conf.
I tried adding acpi=force in the "kermel" command line of the Grub 
menu.  It makes no difference.

However, I have trouble booting Mandrake as well on that drive - I think 
there may be other issues not relevant to the error message.


Dr. Dan Martin, MD, CCFP, BSc, BCSc (Hon)

GP Hospital Practitioner
Computer Science grad student
ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
(204) 831-1746
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