Samsung Q310 - unable to boot up with Red Hat or Ubuntu - Vista already installed
I purchased a Samsung Q310 with Vista pre-installed. I wanted to have it dual boot with a linux distro from Oracle based on Red Hat (Version 18.104.22.168). The install completed but every time it tries to boot into Linux, a screen flashes up with the login prompt and then the laptop shuts down and goes into reboot mode again.
I thought it might be the Oracle distro but I downloaded ubuntu 64-bit and get the same problem.
Getting quite desperate now to find out if I've wasted my money buying this laptop.
Anyone had a similar experience and its some option i need to include on the initrd command?
Spec of laptop:
- Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.4 Ghz
- 4 GB RAM
- NVidia GeForce 9200M GS
Also get this message;
PCI Bios Bug: MCFG area of...is not E820-reserved
PCI:not using MMCONFIG
Any help appreciated.