Enter Problem Dell Latitude

Jiri Navratil jiri at navratil.cz
Wed Aug 17 00:13:00 PDT 2005

Hi Stephan,

As you already mentioned, I has reported this problem.  I do not know, if it 
was fixed later. I did some investigations and the used Gentoo LiveCD to 
install Gentoo Linux on this notebook.

fyi You can not type any parameter to the kernel. You are fully dependent on a 
change on the CD.

I enclosed two URLs, which can be usefull. In one is writed, that this can be 
related to "old" 586 CPU and second summarise my testing, which can be 
helpfull for developers.


Best regards,
Jiri Navratil

Jiri Navratil, http://www.navratil.cz,  +31 6 5252 6452 Vodafone NL

Dne út 16. srpna 2005 18:43 Stephan Müller napsal(a):
> Steffen R. Knollmann schrieb
> Aloha
> No get no boot prompt, it seems realy that it stucks at the part with
> some gfx stuff.
> Did not try the SuSE distro.Will do so :)
> But, i think it should be possible to alter one (some)boot files to skip
> this screen and go directly to the boot screnn, isn't it?
> Regards
> >Ahoi
> >
> >On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:45:52PM +0200, Stephan Müller wrote:
> >>for being honest, i don't know what to odo with this parameter. Do i
> >>have to unpack the iso and edit some files?
> >>I'll put the original thread in the end.
> >
> >  Well, you would have to append this parameter to kernel-line. You can
> >do that from within the boot menu (so no editing of file necessary), but
> >as I understand it you do not even get that. This seems to be a problem
> >with the graphic capabilities of the Laptop (as suspected in the thread
> >you reference).
> >
> >  I don't have a LiveCD here to test, but IIRC the LiveCD doesn't boot
> >in a fancy display mode but in text mode? You wouldn't have any other
> >Live/Installation-CD (Knoppix, Ubuntu, SuSE, whatever) to test if
> >these work?
> >
> >
> >  Just out of curiosity, what kind of hardware are the Dell Laptops?
> >The noalpic-Parameter seemed to be only necessary for pre-Pentium-III
> >(though not tested on Pentium-II) machines.
> >
> >
> >
> >  Cheers,
> >    Steffen

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