I've got Slax inserted into my PC's DVD drive, and I've got the 78FK hooked up to my SATA port on my PC. As I mentioned before, the BIOS detects the drive just fine. When I boot up my PC with slax2.0_alpha1, I get the slax login screen, it then starts loading up slax. The login screen goes dark, and then my monitor stays black and my PC locks up. I try ctrl-alt-del - no rebooting. I can only reset my computer.
So I try Slax 2.1, and instead I don't get a loading screen, but a bunch of errors:
Total of 1 processors activated (4403.60 BogoMIPS).
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQ's
..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=0 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
..MP-NIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
...trying to set up timer (IRQ0) through the 8259A ... failed.
...trying to set up timer as Virtual Wire IRQ... failed.
...trying to set up timer as ExtINT IRQ... failed .
Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option