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Old 01-21-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
newbie333
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Black screen on mandrake 9.0 install


Hi everybody

Tomorrow I tried to install LINUX on my AMD Athlon 1700 XP (I tried the mandrake 9.0)
The Cd is correctly launched at startup, I correctly see the first screen (install or help), then it loads something (I see a bar which is filling) and then nothing appends : no row, no error message, nothing : only a black screen

thanks for your help

Philippe
 
Old 01-21-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Seems you didnt get past stage1 of the install, stage2 is the nice install gui described in the manual/screen-captured in web reviews iirc.

Maybe post this in the Newbie forum?
 
Old 01-22-2003, 02:49 AM   #3
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Hi

I've tried to do a manual install (typing <F1> and 'text') and the install stop after the sentence :
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel

and then nothing appends... the PC seems to be sleeping...

Philippe
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:39 PM   #4
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I have had the exact same errors. Have you found a way around it yet? I've checked my MD5 Sum, and even re-burned the CD's to be sure I didn't have corruption on that end.

I get the first part of the installer that says:
Enter to Install - F1 for help

no matter what I do, it goes to a black screen and dies. I found it odd that the monitor never goes to sleep mode or anything, it just chokes. I've tried expert install, I've tried patching with the 8.1 and 9.0 patch.pl file.. I've tried everything I can think of

Anybody?

-Allen
 
Old 04-01-2003, 01:34 AM   #5
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Thumbs down no solution

Hi

I've found many threads of people having the same problem.. but impossible to find a solution... I will try another distribution....
good luck


Philippe

PS : If you find something please give the solution !
 
Old 06-06-2003, 08:14 AM   #6
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Unhappy Same Prob

Yeah, I have the same problem and would really like to resolve it seeing as I burned the ISOs
 
Old 06-06-2003, 02:16 PM   #7
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Have you checked things like turning off Plug and Play BIOS features?
 
Old 06-06-2003, 06:19 PM   #8
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BIOS stuff

Yeah, I tried

OS uses plug+play as well as doesnt

and I tried enabling usb and disabling it(i had to scrounge up my old keyboard)

neither worked. I tried a text install and this is where it paused:

ESR value before enabling vector 00000002
 
  


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