I am trying this distro the first time after reading reviews. I have made (on 10-08-10) a CD (iso image) of pclinuxos-phoenix-xfce-2010.07.iso (downloaded from ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu) and tried to boot live CD on a HP Pavilion 1100 with a AND sempron 3200 CPU. I have booted other live CD (DSL, puppy, etc.) and on drive Linux with acpi=off noapic pci=biosirq successfully.
acpi=off and noapic For old motherboard
pci=biosirq For USB ports
However the 2010 phoenix liveCD boot hangs after Welcome message at "Starting ubdev:". Only it takes three finger salute to reboot. I have tried all boot modes, including safe modes available. Also I have checked the media without any error. Here is the boot parameters that I have tried.
1. --No ACPI --No Local APIC pci=biosirq
2. --No ACPI --No Local APIC pci=biosirq acpi=off noapic pci=biosirq
Since it does not display anything, it is hard to figure where did it hangs. I have checked the forum and do not see this behavior.
In addition, the live CD boot on another old computer with AMD K6 processor and 512MB memory shows error message as
gftx (?) Isolinux can not estimate the memory size.
This is new to me as all other Linuxes I have tried on that machine never show this error. Actually the machine is running with Mandrex and suse 7.0 without any trouble.
Can anyone please guide to a missing pointer or what am I doing wrong other than spelling and grammer :-)?
Thanks in advance.