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Old 08-30-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Help with BBC Linux.


Hi Everyone:

I downloaded the latest Vs. 2.1, from:
http://www.lnx-bbc.com

burned it and then booted from my CD. The boot was successful, I see the various options to choose etc., Later once I choose the default resolution and it starts loading, after a while it stops and just stays at a cursor. There is no command prompt nothing. I am unable to type anything once it stops. It says on one line, trying to get IRQ5 got IRQ15.

The last two lines before it stops end with IRQ 14 and IRQ15.

Before loading, I also tried pressing F4, read the instructions and
then tried to boot each time with the following commands:

1 prompt
Result: Same as I said before. There is a lot of lines of text on the
screen and then it comes to that line that ends with IRQ15 and then
freezes almost. Can't do anything after that.

2 prompt
Result: Same as above. But no text even appears. Soon after using
this command, the screen goes blank completely.

3 prompt
Result: Same as above.


Please help. Thanks.

Vijay
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:02 PM   #2
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I did a google search for IRQ 14 & 15 and it says those two are for on motherboard IDE interface.
Check here:http://www.google.com/linux
and here:http://linuxselfhelp.com/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO/modem.html
Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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Hey wow that sounds quite detailed !! Thanks truly for that site and info. Also I tried Red Hat 7.3 and Gentoo yesterday. They will also not load as well due to the same problems I mentioned earlier. I though Linux is compatible with most setups of OLD PC's. Looks like I am very mistaken. Shifting to Linux is becomming a very frustrating experience and I am beginning to feel discouraged.

Vijay
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:08 PM   #4
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If I remove my Video card, how can I use my monitor ???
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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When you said "old pc" what do you mean? What kind of pc is it? What hardware?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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333Mhz IBM Aptiva, 4 Gig Hard Drive. 156MB Ram CD Recorder

4 years old.

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Old 09-05-2003, 03:02 PM   #7
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My stuff is older than yours

Anyway, I have noticed other posts by you here about different distro's--nothing wrong in that--I did the same I am curious though, are you looking for one to try as a new OS? If so I don't think the one you are asking about here is the right fit anyway. If I were you I would try Knoppix if you are looking for one to run from the cd.

Is your Aptiva one of the ones that uses the MWAVE for sound and modem?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 03:35 PM   #8
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As I said here, I am having the same problem with Gentoo, Red Hat etc., as well. So this is something very basic that needs to be solved. But all this still makes Linux a far cry from being easy for the average user.

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