ACPI disabled because your bios is from 00 and too old

Mike Chambers mike at
Sat Dec 20 19:11:58 UTC 2003

On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 12:35, Simon Bell wrote:
> Ive recently installed fedora core 1 onto an old desktop machine. It has an
> Abit BP6 motherboard with 2 533 celeron cpu's in it. According to the BIOS
> and manual, it is ACPI enabled, but when i enable it in grub.conf i get an
> error saying my bios is to old and i should use acpi=force
> Im just wondering what is actually wrong with my acpi bios? I was using
> power management on windows on this machine with no problems at all. Is it
> actually safe to enable acpi with the force option?

I get the same thing and was wondering the same thing about mine, which
is a Tabor motherboard from Gateway, Performance 750 PIII from 2000.

Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

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