I seem to be having rather wierd installation problems. I hope someone can help me.
When booting off the DVD, I get to the boot menu, and I select the normal install option. It then proceeds to load the kernel, and after a few seconds dumps a bunch of strange messages to the screen. These strange messages are:
1. something along the lines of cannot modify IO_APIC. I browsed around on google and saw somewhere you can pass in the boot option of noapic. I did this, and then the following message popped up (after a lot of stuff i couldn't remember because the screen scrolls too fast):
2. unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ffffb0b0 printing eip C04244ff *pde=00004067 *pte=1ff80021
Very weird. I also receive a kernel panic when trying to boot of Ubuntu 7.10's live CD.
Here's my setup [snigger all you like]:
Motherboard: MS-7036 (MSI) - model number 915GVM
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530 (3.00GHz)
HardDrive: 1x SATA 80GB, 1x 120GB IDE (both Seagate)
Video Cards: There is one onboard 915 intel graphics chip which can't be disabled in the BIOS. I then have a NVidia 7300GS Graphics card to drive my two monitors
Keyboard & Mouse: Both standard USB devices
Sound: Onboard Realtek AC97 codec
I have tried both with hyperthreading on and off. I have tried with the SATA drive disabled. I have tried with Sound and Network disabled. I have tried with USB disabled. all to no avail.
Please, someone, help me? I'm sooooooo tired of having Windows on this machine. (It's my work machine). I have Linux on a machine at home and it is sweet.
Thanks in advance