On 2/19/06, Bart Schaefer <barton.schaefer at gmail.com> wrote: > However, leaving acpi alone and changing the timeout in grub.conf from > 5 to 10 seconds (which I did for another reason -- the monitor wasn't > coming on until the 5 seconds was already past) seems to have cleared > it up. Some more info in case it rings bells for anyone: Early in the boot sequence, this message appears: MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC Googling seems to indicate that this is an old/known nForce problem, has been patched for in recent kernels, and shouldn't be related. Am I wrong about that? Later, during (?) kudzu hardware detection / just before pcmcia is enabled, I get FATAL: Module acpi not found Nevertheless kuzdu says "OK" and the boot proceeds. Finally (and this is clearly unrelated) smartd always fails to start.