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ACPI Unable to locate RSDP - Fedora Core 6

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I have installed Fedora Core 6 on one of my computer successful. However, when it reboots, I got this error message "ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP" and Fedora Core 6 can not be started.

Please help. Thanks!
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What is brand of the computer? Is it support acpi?
Try booting the linux with kernel option 'acpi=off'
1) At Grub prompt press ‘e’ to edit command before booting.
2) Select second line
3) Again, press ‘e’ to edit selected command
4) add the above option to the kernel line params
5) <enter> then press 'b' to boot.

If it boots fine, edit /etc/grub.conf and add the option to every kernel line.
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Acturly it is very old computer (I got it for free from my company). I have never used Linux before (this is why I am installing it on a very old computer - I just want to try it), so how can I boot "linux with kernel option 'acpi=off'" please?
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I cannot start Linux so how can I get into "Grub prompt"?
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When bios boots, just after bios POST, grub shows on Your screen. press anything if no bar bat all, it will show You available boot options (usually one). Follow instructions from first post.
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