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Old 11-02-2007, 04:13 PM   #16
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you have to do memtest for a few hours or more to find anything, its not something that takes a short time to do
 
Old 11-03-2007, 02:44 AM   #17
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oh k!
Thanks for telling....
I'l do that....ive downloaded sabayonlinux mini edition...
i'l be going for the full version 4.4GB iso image if this one doesnt work!
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:33 AM   #18
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the memtest lasted for more than 13hrs...n i aborted it again!
will go for the live cd of Knoppix now...
 
Old 11-05-2007, 05:51 PM   #19
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Any error after 13 hours?
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:50 PM   #20
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no....none!
 
Old 11-06-2007, 04:13 PM   #21
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I think you can rule out memory then
 
Old 11-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #22
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Can you identify the computer manufacturer & model?
and/or motherboard, & video card?

Have you tried the Knoppix?
If you are having problems still, try booting to textmode to eliminate the X drivers.
If you can run Linux in textmode then the problem is most likely your video driver.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 11:14 PM   #23
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Im yet to try Knoppix on tht machine...its an assembled machine and ive already quoted the config in my first post!
Hv tried the text mode installation coz the display adapter was the first thing tht struck my mind but even the text mode didnt work!..everything goes dead soon after the mouse is detected!
 
Old 11-07-2007, 12:53 AM   #24
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I did some more research for on your mobo Asus M2A-VM and found some other people reported that the new Debian 4 seem to work for it, so you might want to give it a try.
It seems that the mobo may be too new for some of the current distro's.
There was an earlier post from someone who mentioned he had the same mobo and got it working with Debian and Sabayon.

If you insist on using a certain distro, you might have to use an unstable version instead.

I hope this helps.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 07:30 AM   #25
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oh thanks a million...
as i earlier said, the machine belongs to one of my friends and i've already given the mini edition of Sabayon and a live CD of Knoppix to tht frd of mine!
LEts c which one works!
 
Old 11-08-2007, 09:00 AM   #26
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I agree with b0uncer.


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Originally Posted by b0uncer View Post
Surely sounds like a hardware "problem" (not necessarily bad hardware, but some that is causing malfunctions in the installer's run). If I were you, I'd try to disable everything that's not needed and see if it then runs - if it does, start enabling things again one by one, until the breaking point shows up. It depends on your BIOS for example, but try to see if you can disable some devices there - maybe an onboard audio, modem, network card, acpi stuff etc..

Last edited by PhillipHuang; 11-08-2007 at 09:02 AM.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 11:31 PM   #27
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For what it's worth, I just got Slackware 12 (2.6.21.5 for x86) up and running on an Asus M2A-VM motherboard. HPET needed to be disabled in the BIOS. The thread is Slackware 12.0 CD boot hangs on floppy drive. Check out tobyl's post, it has some great tips and a couple very interesting links about this motherboard.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #28
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And that's The Way Its Done

im d friend nikhil010586 had mentioned. i hve successfully instaled openSUSE10.3 on my computer. its nt creating any problems till nw.
the main issues wit other operating systems u mentioned was that they wud stop workin soon after booting. Including fedora core 7, ubuntu, slackware 12 n openSUSE10.2
 
  


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