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Old 04-11-2005, 05:00 AM   #1
haamann
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Question Installing on 64-bit system


Hi folks.

I have just got my new pc with AMD64 cpu, SATA disk.
While trying to install mandrake 10.1 the installation hangs when it tries to install drivers, before the main install. I did not even get to partitioning my disk.

I thought I could install both 32-bit and 64-bit OS on AMD64... am I wrong?

Anyone who can help?
 
Old 04-11-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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Re: Installing on 64-bit system

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Originally posted by haamann
Hi folks.

I have just got my new pc with AMD64 cpu, SATA disk.
While trying to install mandrake 10.1 the installation hangs when it tries to install drivers, before the main install. I did not even get to partitioning my disk.

I thought I could install both 32-bit and 64-bit OS on AMD64... am I wrong?

Anyone who can help?
First of all, please post what hardware you have including manufacturer, model numbers and chipsets if you know them.

Was any O/S on this system prior to your install attempt with say Linux that had a GRUB mbr?

What happens if you boot up with DOS and the drivers for CD and SATA? Can you see the disks with fdisk?
 
Old 04-11-2005, 06:22 AM   #3
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Here is my hardware:

MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum, nForce4 Ultra,ATX
XFX GeForce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3
Kingston ValueR. PC3200 DDR-DIMM 1024MB
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
Samsung SpinPoint P80 160GB S-ATA

Win XP was preinstalled on this system
Is there any reason why I am not able to install Mandrake 10.1 on this one?
 
Old 04-11-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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I think there was a post on the nvidia unofficial linux forums about the exact combo of AMD64, nforce4, SATA and possibly GeForce6. Basically I think you'll wanna try a normal ATA drive first, then install your mobo drivers and use the SATA drive. Maybe things have improved already, but maybe you'll have to wait til 10.2 or a newer kernel before it works seamlessly first time.
 
  


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