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.
posted 8 years ago
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.