View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.04 64bit will install but not i386 (i8042.nopnp)

July 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Im trying to install 8.04 i386, the disk gets to loading the kernel dialog then clears the screen and sits there flashing a cursor.

linux mint (i know this isn't the mint forum but it gave me an error code) does the same thing but comes up with an error saying something like.

Aux port disabled try adding i8042.nopnp to boot line.

I did this but it just sits there still, any idea why. amd64 version installs but i hate the idea of mucking around with i32libs all the time.

abit fatality f-190HD
c2d E4400
2 gig ram
250 spinpoint sata drive
IDE dvd rom.

please help

July 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Try adding all_generic_ide to the boot line for the 32 bit CD and see if that will get you going. This has helped some folks, others it hasn't.

July 11th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Cheers man, will try........nope, sorry man just does the same. If i install 7.10 then directly upgrade will it be a weird frankenstien machine or a pure 8.04?

Found else where,

add hpet=disabled to kernel string on installer.

Problem solved. woot