Got a CUV4X-D that won't boot up? Freezes during various stages of kernel loading and hardware
Well, I did too. Did some digging and found:
from that SuSe list..):
Symptom: During the installation process of SuSE
Linux on an ASUS CUV4X-D or CUV4X-DLS the installation stops with a kernel panic or an APIC error
Cause: A bug in the BIOS of this mainboard (My note: This issue occurs in the 1016
Disable MPS 1.4 (multi-processor-system) in the BIOS or switch this
function to 1.1.
By using this option you just switch the MPS version. The Multi-Processor-
System will still work properly.
Start SuSE Linux with the following boot option:
Start YaST as user root and select:
Kernel and boot
Please enter in the append row (if there are already
entries in the append row press space after the last entry before typing the
Now you can exit YaSt.
What I had
to do is, disable MPS 1.4 support in the bios (Boot section). No boot parameters were
With this kind of problem/work-around, we might benefit from having it either in
the FAQ or somewhere on the site dedicated to these kinds of things (note the
nvidia drivers on an amd machine, you need to pass mem=nopentium in lilo/grub;
type info qualifies).
If not the FAQ, then definately the desktop guide.
it's a very good idea to Disable MPS 1.4.
there are many known problems with it.
Fixed this, and it is in CVS.