ncarrol wrote:What do the hardware tests tell you (hold down left rocker switch down while powering up) ? Rocker switch is under left speaker.
All tests reported a nice green "Okay", after which the system informed me that the tests were complete and the system powered off.
Booting up the machine as normal the next time gave me a screen my-not-familiar-with-Linux-self is not familiar with, presenting an error that makes me nervous:
[ 4.943021] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Rebooting again opened with a notice that it was updating my firmware. And then kernel panicking again:
[ 3.135798] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
A last booting effort brings me back to the square one with the loading clock.
Does it boot from alternate boot (for 8.2 hold down "O" game key while powering up ) ? Game keys are under right speaker. The "O" gives help options for 10.1 .
I'm a bit confused since you suggest that under 10.1, I should be getting a help file instead of an alternate boot attempt. However, the thought is moot as I end up with a boot failure error.