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I could not install Windows at all besides Win XP with the Standard PC HAL, and that was useless. Constant reboots on every version XP to 10 when starting Windows setup. So I installed Linux and the only way to get it to boot was using the command ‘processor.nocst=1’, my successful installs were Lubuntu 16.10 and the recent version of Fedora Linux, Lubuntu being the most snappiest. After a successful install you have to boot with ‘processor.nocst=1’ again and then add to it to your GRUB bootloader settings.
 
I tried a bunch of different command options but this is superior to acpi=off, because Hyper Threading is enabled and you can use multiple cores and your PC won’t slow down. The A300 is the most picky laptop I’ve ever encountered, even when booting I have to boot sometimes without my non official charger plugged in otherwise it won’t start! I've been told by a friendly eBay seller about their experiences with power adapters:
 
‘Hi, my laptop run fine with a 19v 6.32a power adapter. But it will crash if I used a weaker power adapter such as 19v 4.74a or 19v 4.32a. So I believed this laptop is very fussy about its power consumption. Hope that helps. ‘
 
Issues with a capacitor are highly likely. But you can get Linux to boot with the right commands, some distros have issues with the graphics card on board andchipset onboard (Intel® GM965 Express chipset) and incompatibilities with the Kernel, I believe this is why Lubuntu 18.10 cant install.install/runs slow. It is clear the board has ACPI errors and Toshiba never bothered to fix them in a update and they should have, annoyingly with Windows you can’t isolate the issue with boot commands, you only can drastically disable the other CPU core if your BIOS has that option
Issues with a capacitor are highly likely. But you can get Linux to boot with the right commands, some distros have issues with the graphics card on board andchipset onboard (Intel® GM965 Express chipset) and incompatibilities with the Kernel, I believe this is why Lubuntu 18.10 cant install.install/runs slow. It is clear the board has ACPI errors and Toshiba never bothered to fix them in a update and they should have, annoyingly with Windows you can’t isolate the issue with boot commands, you only can drastically disable the other CPU core if your BIOS has that option

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I could not install Windows at all besides Win XP with the Standard PC HAL, and that was useless. Constant reboots on every version XP to 10 when starting Windows setup. So I installed Linux and the only way to get it to boot was using the command ‘processor.nocst=1’, my successful installs were Lubuntu 16.10 and the recent version of Fedora Linux, Lubuntu being the most snappiest. After a successful install you have to boot with ‘processor.nocst=1’ again and then add to it to your GRUB bootloader settings.
 
I tried a bunch of different command options but this is superior to acpi=off, because Hyper Threading is enabled and you can use multiple cores and your PC won’t slow down. The A300 is the most picky laptop I’ve ever encountered, even when booting I have to boot sometimes without my non official charger plugged in, I’vein otherwise it won’t start! I've been told by a friendly eBay seller about their experiences with power adapters:
I tried a bunch of different command options but this is superior to acpi=off, because Hyper Threading is enabled and you can use multiple cores and your PC won’t slow down. The A300 is the most picky laptop I’ve ever encountered, even when booting I have to boot sometimes without my non official charger plugged in, I’vein otherwise it won’t start! I've been told by a friendly eBay seller about their experiences with power adapters:
 
‘Hi, my laptop run fine with a 19v 6.32a power adapter. But it will crash if I used a weaker power adapter such as 19v 4.74a or 19v 4.32a. So I believed this laptop is very fussy about its power consumption. Hope that helps. ‘
 
Issues with a capacitor are highly likely. But you can get Linux to boot with the right commands, some distros have issues with the graphics card on board and incompatibilities with the Kernel, I believe this is why Lubuntu 18.10 cant install.

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Original post by: toshibalinux ,

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I could not install Windows at all besides Win XP with the Standard PC HAL, and that was useless. Constant reboots on every version XP to 10 when starting Windows setup. So I installed Linux and the only way to get it to boot was using the command ‘processor.nocst=1’, my successful installs were Lubuntu 16.10 and the recent version of Fedora Linux, Lubuntu being the most snappiest. After a successful install you have to boot with ‘processor.nocst=1’ again and then add to it to your GRUB bootloader settings.

I tried a bunch of different command options but this is superior to acpi=off, because Hyper Threading is enabled and you can use multiple cores and your PC won’t slow down. The A300 is the most picky laptop I’ve ever encountered, even when booting I have to boot sometimes without my non official charger plugged in, I’ve been told by a friendly eBay seller about their experiences with power adapters:

‘Hi, my laptop run fine with a 19v 6.32a power adapter. But it will crash if I used a weaker power adapter such as 19v 4.74a or 19v 4.32a. So I believed this laptop is very fussy about its power consumption. Hope that helps. ‘

Issues with a capacitor are highly likely. But you can get Linux to boot with the right commands, some distros have issues with the graphics card on board and incompatibilities with the Kernel, I believe this is why Lubuntu 18.10 cant install.

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