Ubuntu 8.10 requiring a little touch to boot

I like many people out there have a problem while loading Ubuntu. I love my computer but I would also like to hit the power button, type my bios password, and come back in a couple of minutes to a login screen. Well I’ve always had a problem doing that with my laptop, it’s a Compaq Presario F700. So after molesting Google for an answer I’ve found it on the Ubuntu forums of all places.

Here is the link:  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1037264

All that is needed is to open a terminal window  and use this command as root:

gedit  /boot/grub/menu.lst

and add acpi=noirq to the end of the line for the kernal that you boot ex:

kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=b075c631-2ecf-434c-8e46-5e6d2d761762 ro quiet splash acpi=noirq

reboot and have fun.

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~ by jsavaglio on April 27, 2009.

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