I'm trying to install Mandrake Linux 9.2 on my laptop
My hardware is (if you need more info let me know):
Packard-Bell iGo 6208 Laptop
60 gig's HDD (linux on 33 gig partition)
ATI Radeon graph card
USB 2.0 (sitecom) card for an external 120 g HDD (although I've removed both and re-installed without the card without noticable differences)
I've installed Mandrake several times, each time it hangs up on me about halfway the prog bar. Second time I boot it displays an extensive list of drivers and services, etc and then starts to list an EXTREMELY long list along the lines of:
<abc01010101> bla bla bla bla [kernel]
After 10 mins or so of this it reboots and does the same thing...
If I start it in "failsafe" mode, I get a text prompt that doesn't react to anything (not sure if hanging though).
Telling INIT to go to single user mode
INIT: Going single user
After this it's pretty much dead.
At the beginning list of drivers I also get:
modprobe: insmod ehci-hcd [failed]
Hangs... no much info there
SuSe Live Eval
Hangs also... last output is:
Starting kernel PCMCIA
I googled for PCMIA and read at several places that this is a common problem when installing Linux on laptops, although I haven't been able to figure out what to do
Any help is much appreciated!