Re: Compaq Presario SR1020NX
"Leslie Rhorer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have a Compaq Presario SR1020NX on which I am attempting to load Debian
>Sarge 3.1. It has an Award BIOS ver 6.00 and an Intel Celeron 2.8GHz
>processor. The motherboard is labeled MS-6577 ver 4.1. Browsing the web,
>this seems to be made by MSI, but although there are lots of queries on the
>web for information or manuals, I couldn't find any replies with links that
>worked. I have tried several permutations of boot parameters like noapic,
>nolapic, linux26, etc, but nothing so far has worked. The DVD uncompresses
>the kernel and begins to load it, but immediately the system just reboots.
>It doesn't post any errors or hang, it just starts the POST again. I have
>verified the DVD will boot in other systems. Does anyone have any
>suggestions or has anyone had any experience with this motherboard under
Update: I did finally find a manual. It looks like it uses an Intel
845G/GE chipset. I've obtained a BIOS upgrade to see if that helps.