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Old 09-10-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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Debian Install fails on new laptop (Pentium M)


Just got my new laptop, a ASUS M6700Ne. I've tried to install debian (3.0 rc2 NONUS), but the computer suddenly freezes and i'm unable to complete the installation. It usually happens within two minutes of the installation. Sometimes almost directly after the ncurses-based install appear, and once it almost completed install of the base system before it froze.

I also have a Xp installation working flawlessly, so I don't think it's a hardware failure. All temps are normal.

Hardware specs:

Pentium M (dothan) 1,5 GHz
Intel 855PM chipset
512 MB RAM CL2.5
60 GB HD, IBM Travelstar 5400 rpm
15,4" widescreen TFT
DVD/CDRW
ATI Radeon Mobility 9700


Is there a known problem using Intel's new Centrino technology with debian?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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yes.

Google is your friend.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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Try Sarge instead. I would assume that Woody is too old to handle some of the laptop specifics. On my IBM R40 (Pentium M 1.3GHz, ATI Radeon 7500) Sarge is working great. You should be able to boot it up and get the basics running. You'll probably have some difficulty to get the 3D graphics to work to your satisfaction, though ATI recently released new drivers so it may have changed...

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Old 09-10-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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I copied and pasted your exact question into google and the number one site has your answers.

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Is there a known problem using Intel's new Centrino technology with debian?
tuxmobil.org/centrino.html
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:38 AM   #5
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I found that site shortly after posting the question. At intel.com there's also info about centrino problems with linux. However bringing the subject up to discussion is always useful - the site mensioned above desn't say anything about sarge working better that woody.

Is woody the stable version of debian and sarge == testing?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:30 AM   #6
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http://www.debian.org/releases/

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