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FC5newbie
17th June 2006, 05:07 AM
Hi everyone,
Whenever I boot up FC5 on my desktop, it was shown that ACPI: unable to load System Description Table, but the system does boot up normally. Anyone seen the same thing? Is that alright? From what I gather, ACPI is a power management system, right? Hope someone could shed some light on that. Thanks.

Jman
19th June 2006, 03:20 AM
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACPI), yes.

It appears that Linux can't read the ACPI details, like the devices that can be power managed.

virason
15th February 2009, 04:00 AM
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACPI), yes.

It appears that Linux can't read the ACPI details, like the devices that can be power managed.

While attempting to install Fedora on a Gateway DX4640 desktop, the installation fails and the system locks following message: ACPI Expecting a [Reference] package element, found type C

Changing BIOS setting for ACPI Aware O/S to "No" allows the Fedora installation to proceed until the system locks following message: unable to load system description table

CentOS 5 installs without complaint with the default BIOS settings.

it seems that failure to read the ACPI details is related to Fedora not LInux.