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Problem installing linux after BIOS update


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sugantha

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Hi...I am trying to install Fedora 8 from a live cd in my newly configured PC which is working good with Windows XP.
My Configuration is as follows..
Motherboard: M2N-MX SE
Processor: AMD Athlon 64X2 DualCore Processor 4000+
RAM : 2GB
When I insert the fedora live CD...I get the following error

MP-BIOS bug:8254 timer no connected to IO-APIC
kernel panic not syncing:IO-APIC+timer does'nt work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report then try to boot with 'noapic' option.

I googled and decided to update my BIOS,So I used the ASUSUPDATE application that comes along with the driver cd.My old BIOS version was '0308' and the one that I updated to is '0406'. The BIOS update ran fine and I can see the new version '0406' listed in the System information window...yet when I try to boot the live cd I get the same error. I have tried booting with the 'noapic' option set and it works with poor performance. I am looking for a permanent solution to this problem...Is there any particular BIOS version that provides for linux compatibility. Any help and pointers will be much appreciated...Thanks in advance..
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John Hook

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sugantha

Try the following options:

noapic nolapic

See if this helps.

Also, check out:

http://www.linuxques...12/#post3068449
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sugantha

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Hello John Hook,
That worked really well...Thank you very much.My system is now dual booting.Although I was a little bit edgy when the partitioning stage came since this is the first time I am doing a custom partitioning layout it all worked amazingly well... :)
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