[CentOS] ACPI :BIOS age (1999) fails cutoff(2001) acpi=force is required to enable ACPI

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez at ivazquez.net
Thu Oct 13 07:24:02 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 15:15 +0800, Joeffrey Betita wrote:
> i'm trying to install a linux gateway on a old PC Pentium III P2-99B ASUS
> motherboard 192RAM i encountered this error message ACPI :BIOS age (1999)
> fails cutoff(2001) acpi=force is required to enable ACPI i been looking at
> google i can't seem to find an answer. do i have to update the BIOS? what is
> your ideal specification for a linux gateway. thank you very much.

By default the kernel tries to enable ACPI. If the BIOS is to old then
it won't try to enable it since older BIOSes don't support it well if at
all. If you're certain that your BIOS supports ACPI then you can force
the kernel to enable it.

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Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazquez at ivazquez.net>
http://centos.ivazquez.net/

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