livecd freezes my computer

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Tue Feb 27 21:22:24 PST 2007

Gerald Sherette wrote:
> Hi,
>     I've built a couple of LFS systems using previous versions of the livecd 
> and and they worked great. Thank you! However this time I'm trying to use 
> livecd X86 6.2-5 on a particular box and it's driving me crazy.
>     In the simplest case, I just insert the cd, reboot, choose a time zone 
> etc , hit return and wait in the first virtual console 10 minutes doing 
> nothing. Everything  up to this point looks normal (to me at least) but after 
> the screen blanks due to inactivity, the machine is totally locked-up. It 
> does not respond to anything with the mouse or keyboard including 
> ctrl-alt-del and I have use the reset button.

As it turned out during a private conversation, booting the 6.2-5 CD with 
"linux apm=on" works around the problem.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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