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Debian Installation Issue

Scott Updike
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Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 92
I'm trying to install debian on an older Compaq Presario (2.8 GHz) PC. I have the machine setup to boot from the CDROM drive. I put the first Debain disk in the CDROM drive. Once I start the machine, it correctly starts up the Debian boot screen. Once I enter in the default boot command

Hit enter, then the machine reboots itself and puts me right back at the Debian boot screen.

I even tried making a bootable floppy drive and trying to boot from that, but I get the same result (just much slower).

Any ideas? I've installed this OS (from same disks) on other machines, but this particular machine is troubling.

Thanks in Advance.

Scott Updike
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Joined: Feb 16, 2006
Posts: 92
I found the issue: I have to use the additional parameter acpi=off.

Not sure why, but it seems that old Presarios have issues with CD installers.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Debian Installation Issue
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