Sunday, May 10, 2009

Solve APIC problem in Linux

My AMD Athlon system used to freeze at boot time stating an APIC problem. We can temporarily skip the issue by adding noapic at the end of the boot command line.

But the problem keeps on nagging at each startup.

To solve the issue permanently edit the
GRUB bootloader configuration file - menu.lst

$ sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Scroll down to find some text similar to the ones we see at the bootup options. Here is one

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic
uuid d727a8ef-4fbe-457d-987c-6959924f76b6
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-generic root=UUID=d727a8ef-4fbe-457d-987c-6959924f76b6 ro quiet splash vga=792
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-9-generic
quiet


Like wise we'll see many options below this one. Now we have to just add the word 'noapic'
at the end of the line "kernel".

Save the file & restart the system.



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