: I've used MM2008 and MM2009, first live, then installed. These would shutdown correctly on this hardware. In order to boot those Live CDs (and many other distros live CDs), I need to manually edit the boot parameters to use noapic, nolapic, noacpi. Cannot skip setting those and still boot into a working OS. Sometimes, I also have to change acpi=on to acpi=off.
I have searched for 'power off' and the kagashe thread says [solved] but nobody explained HOW it got solved (did the user solve the problem by switching to Mandriva?).
My hardware is what my signature reads (2009.2: ECS RC410L/800-M (ATI chipset, ignoring onboard ATI graphics), ATI PCIe X800XL graphics card, 64 bit Celeron D 3.33GHz, 1G SDRAM, 2x IDE HDD, DVDRW, Dynex media reader, NEC Firewire card, Broadcom 4302 based wireless nic). The ATI chipset is performing what is commonly referred to as north/south bridge. The ATI chipset also
provides onboard graphics which I am not using.
After installing each MiniMe, the installation process made correct choices about enabling whatever I disabled at boot time, because after installing, the system always shutdown correctly and I know that at least ACPI was no longer set to off. This information tells me that the live CD boot setup has a different ACPI situation from what gets installed.Todays problem
What should I do (please avoid commandline if possible) to convince 2009.2 to properly shutdown? Remember, if ACPI, APIC or LAPIC are enabled in the live CD, I won't boot.
Let me know what you need, I'll get back here as soon as I can but maybe not again today.
EDIT: I corrected some sentences, added link to chipset.