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Old 04-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
yulester
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Can't install Mandriva Spring 2007 on my new Compaq Presario F700


I have Spring 2007 Free on DVD for the AMD64. Shortly after the 'Install splash' I get fatal errors and a install shutdown. I've tried pci=noacpi, acpi=off, acpi=force. I also set splash=verbose in hopes of seeing what's going on, but that didn't help.

Kubuntu is having a similar problem. Will not get through the LiveCD setup before it dies

I can run LiveCD of Open Solaris 32/64 bit on this machine.

Would really like to get Mandriva running. I'm not thrilled with Vista home premium and really bought this to run Linux.

Note. Please do not suggest downloading anything major. Since I live in the digital desert, anything over a 26.4 kps dialup is a great day.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I am sorry for suggesting that you download something major, but in cases where the live cds dont work, it is often very helpful to have an ubuntu alternate cd, or any distro that does NOT install from a live environment. Slackware, probally Debian, ect. Visit a friend with a cable line
 
Old 04-15-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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How did you get 2007_x64?
I ran some test installs with the Mandriva 2007 vers and found them to be a bit buggy and bulky. 2008_x86 & _x64 both work much better (with a smaller footprint).

Depending on which sub-release you are using, you may be experiencing a bug in the rpmdrake program :

http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Releases...a#Introduction

At any rate, my vote is for mdk2008 ONE. I am running it on a Compaq Presario V2000 model V2570n and have been for some time now with few complaints.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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I had considerable difficulties with Mandriva Spring 2007 that in the end I biffed it.

I recently downloaded and installed Mandrive 2008 Spring and discovered it to be a totally different distro that surprised me. The difference between the two is amazing. So, to answer your question I'd ditch 2007 and grab yourself a copy of 2008. I found the install ion quicker and more foolproof than 2007.

I think you'll have better lick with 2008. I wouldn't recommend 2007 to anyone.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #5
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I have a Compaq Presario F756NR, and it's running Kubuntu really well. I had to do some special configuration, but almost everything works perfectly under Kubuntu now.

In order to get the kubuntu (amd64) 7.10 live cd to work, I had to choose the safe graphics option. After that I just installed and tweaked the installation to get all of my hardware working. If you decide to install Kubuntu, and manage to get it working, I can help you get everything configured properly.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 02:17 AM   #6
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Where did I get it??

Took me awhile to remember, but I bought it at (and I'm not advocating here) LinuxCD.org

I've ran spring 2007 on two machines with minimal problem, but if 2008 x86_64 is better, I'll arrange it.

Currently have 2007 x86_64 on a Athalon 3200 and a Dell workstation with a zeon processor (what I'm on right now) so I've been around the block with this DVD. I was assuming (never a good idea) that it would work fine on this notebook.

You know it's bad when I've got this much horsepower on a (what is it tonight??) 26.4 kps dialup via external Modem
 
Old 04-16-2008, 07:26 AM   #7
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Wink I've been using Mandriva for a lot of time before discovering and turning to Pclinux

I've been using Mandriva for a lot of time before discovering and turning to Pclinux and Fedora which,in my opinion,are much better..anyway,Mandriva 2007.1 in my experience was much better and stable than 2007.0 which was much better and stable than 2006 which was much better and stable than 2005 and so on..so,2008 should be much better and stable than 2007..try downloading it from a server,burn it on a DVD and install it..if you encounter similar problems again,it is due to a not good hardware compatibility between your pc and the distro,soin this case,move to another distro

P.S.:May i in this case suggest you Pclinux ? It's derived from Mandriva and has a much better hardware compatibility and is much more stable

Fedora has an amd version too,Pclinux has only the i386 version but should anyway also work without problems too,a friend of mine has installed it on an amd 2400.

Good Luck..Let us know !

Last edited by DOTT.EVARISTI; 04-16-2008 at 07:32 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 06:51 PM   #8
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You could order some free Ubuntu CD's through Ubuntu Shipit. Shipping is also free. Takes 6-8 weeks to get them but the price is right. You can also get the repo's put on a CD if you know someone with Broadband. Be sure you order both Live and Alternate CD's. Ubuntu 8.10 goes final a week from tomorrow, I would wait and get that one. Here's the webpage http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu
You can also buy the DVD's and CD's there.
 
Old 04-17-2008, 02:47 AM   #9
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I'll consider the options

cjm

I've recieved CD's from Ubuntu/Kubunto in the past. I got the 7.10 (I believe) Kubuntu x86_64 running, but it's got issues at this point.


Evaristi
Downloading - - Not gonna happen. Since this notebook has wireless, and we finally have a hotspot in town (McDonalds - go figure) I'll see about downloading. I will look into the PCLinux and see what I can do.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 06:48 AM   #10
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Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by yulester View Post
cjm

I've recieved CD's from Ubuntu/Kubunto in the past. I got the 7.10 (I believe) Kubuntu x86_64 running, but it's got issues at this point.


Evaristi
Downloading - - Not gonna happen. Since this notebook has wireless, and we finally have a hotspot in town (McDonalds - go figure) I'll see about downloading. I will look into the PCLinux and see what I can do.
Look,It's not necessary to have a personal Broadband to download a distro..if you don't have it,you could also ask a friend of yours with a broadband to download a distro for you ,look how it works and then try to install something from its repos..

Then,if you also want to support Linux world,you could buy it from a site..BUT if you buy it before trying it,you could not see some bugs or problems it has with your hardware...ok ?

Good luck !

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