### Initial Boot Problems

Booting kernel on stock Fedora 9 x64 DVD requires the kernel option : ‘intel_iommu=off’ to be appended to the kernel boot line.

Updated kernels (after, say, 2.2.26), no longer need this extra parameter.

### USB Keyboard

Unless ‘Legacy USB’ is set in the BIOS (which it is by default), the USB keyboard can’t be used to change GRUB selections.

Seems to work.

### Suspend

Arrrrgh! - Vista does this beautifully : Why can’t Linux? All quirks tested (it seems like it at least)…

If the POST seems to fail (beeps : 5 long high, 10 short low), then disconnect the power cord (!), and hold in the power button for 15 seconds. Then (after re-attaching the power cord) the machine should boot fine. This became necessary when investigating the S3-related quirks.

### Dual Booting

See other posts. Of interest on the Gateway is that the system rescue partition is seen by the Vista loader (under GRUB) as being on hd(0,0). This is a little confusing, since the first Vista boot under a dual-boot GRUB appears to be trying to rescue the machine.

The Vista line in /boot/grub/grub.conf should read hd(0,1)