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Puppy 4.3.1 hangs on boot with Acer Aspire One
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narnie

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 02:40    Post_subject:  Puppy 4.3.1 hangs on boot with Acer Aspire One
Sub_title: Can't boot
 

Hello,

I have been trying to get a new version of puppy 4.3.1 to boot on an Acer Aspire One (one of the newer but not the very newest models).

It hangs during boot at"

Code:
loading kernal drivers needed to access disk drives....


I can't even reboot with Alt-Sysrq-R-E-I-S-U-B.

Any ideas on how to get this to work? The same usb drive works fine on a Toshiba laptop.

With thanks,
Narnie
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8-bit


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 3382
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 03:48    Post_subject:  

I had a problem with Puppy 431 on a Compaq laptop that stopped booting at the same place with the same message.
I remedied that by adding "pci=noacpi" to the kernel line in menu.lst
You could also add it as a parameter if booting from a CD.
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William (Dthdealer)


Joined: 30 Oct 2008
Posts: 148
Location: Australia (GMT +10)

PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 06:37    Post_subject:  

One of the puppy PFIX= options should be to disable ACPI.

Try booting the computer with Puppy in it, but go into the BIOS instead. Then exit from there to restart ( don't bother changing any settings ). On some quirky BIOS' Puppy only works on a warm ( restart ) boot ( compared to a cold/normal startup).

Also make sure there are no 'fastboot' options enabled in the BIOS, they tend to skip some vital procedures.
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JustGreg

Joined: 24 May 2005
Posts: 706
Location: Connecticut USA

PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 15:18    Post_subject:  

Narine, I had similar problems which I thought was a bug in Puppy 4.3.1 due to IRQ 11 being disabled at boot time. i posted the information at:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47563&start=225

After working the probem, I found and tested acpi=noirq as aboot parameter. It solved all the problems that I had. Puppy 4.3.1 works very nicely on my Aspire One.

I am using Grub4Dos to boot a frugal installation on the Windows NTFS partition. Here is the entry for Puppy 4.3.1

title Puppy Frugal 4.3.1
find --set-root /pup-431.sfs
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pfix=copy acpi=noirq nosmp
initrd /initrd.gz

The above will not work with Grub Legacy (normal boot loader with Puppy 4.3.1) If you want to experiment, here is a post that willl help you on Grub4Dos:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=39499
I hope this helps.

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