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Old 03-29-2002, 01:12 PM   #1
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Acer Travelmate 620 Installation


I have problem installing Linux on Acer Travelmate 620. I have tried to install RedHat 7.2, 7.1 and Mandrake 7.1 but all three failed.

When installing RedHat, the installation hang when it was initializing PC Card Devices. I have tried all option of installation including expert mode but didn't work out.

Mandrake detected availability of RAM disk and failed to mount file system, causing system panic and hang.

Anyone can help?

Thanks.

Bryan
 
Old 04-02-2002, 03:24 AM   #2
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Hi all,

After some tries with my Travelmate 620, I managed to install RedHat 6.2 on it.

However, the old kernel and Xfree86 means that a lot of items feature cannot be used, including the built in network card, graphical mode, USB support etc.

I managed to upgrade the kernel to the latest version 2.4.18. However, here come another problem when I upgrade the XFree86.

RedHat 6.2 come with glibc2.1 installed. However, only binary for glibc2.2 of XFree86 is available from xfree86.org. Compiling the source code is far too tedious for me to try. Upgrading glibc from rpm packages doesnt seems to be straight forward as there are a lot of dependencies problem.

Any suggestion in upgrading the glibc to 2.2? I have read that compiling the libc is not an easy process and can caused system to be unbootable.
 
  


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