NEVERMIND! Re: Need help: FAIL: Booting 10.3-RELEASE (64) on a VM

Brian W. brian at
Tue Sep 13 21:00:21 UTC 2016

To mimic an unusefully old computer?


On Sep 13, 2016 1:56 PM, "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at>

> In message <38923.1473536960 at>, I wrote:
> >   ACPI BIOS Error (bug): A valid RSDP was not found
> (20150515/tbxroot-258)
> >   panic: running without device atpic requires a local APIC
> So, it turns out that there was an obscure little toggle switch in the
> VM management console that allows users to disable ACPI in the VM,
> and it somehow got inappropriately set to OFF.
> (I'm not the least bit sure why such a switch even exits in the VM
> management
> interface.  Why anyone would ever want to intentionally disable ACPI is,
> I confess, beyond me.)
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