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Old 12-19-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 official hangs on startup / Sony Vaio VGN-B1XP


Hey
I have a problem starting up Mandrake 10.1 official on my SONY VGN-B1XP

specification: http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/sony-VAI...aptop-3-n2.htm


I have downloaded 3 CDs, checked md5sum, burned CDs with speed 4X.
After the installation, I have rebooted the laptop.

Mandrake started to check new harware... and it hung there.

What could this be?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:52 AM   #2
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OK there was a progress...

I reinstalled mandrake and it got through "checking new hardware"

After that, the screen gets weird and it hangs there again.

The screen is devided into 4-5 columns, and I can see mouse pointer in
each of them. I can move them by mouse.

???

Any help, please?
by the way I have tried to install fedora core 2 on this laptop and it worked.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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Hi,
have you resolved the problem of hang ups on startup? I also installed Mandrake 10.1 Official and have the same symptoms as you described. Sometimes, however, the system manages to boot after a long (ca. few minutes) while.

Thanks in advance for your reply,
mattek
 
Old 01-09-2005, 05:22 AM   #4
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hey mattek

I couldn't resolve the problem.
I decided to use FC2 in stead.

hope it will succeed for you.
 
  


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