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Old 07-15-2004, 11:40 PM   #16
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The Windows MD5SUMMER. Run that to compare the MD5SUMs. Once you get Linux installed, you can just "md5sum <whatever_iso>". In another post you mentioned that you have a Radeon 9600. The installer may be balking on that, as ATI is a bit slow supporting linux (should I say letting someone else look at the specs so THEY can make a proper linux driver). Embarassed they are a Canadian company. You might want to check your ram as well. In another thread, you said you have tried som live-cds. By any chance, had any of them had memtest86 on them? If not, you could download it and save it to a "system" floppy (make one with the floppy formatter) and run that for an hour or so. See if there are any errors. If so, chuck your ram and buy new.

Or, you could go back to what came with your machine....we hope you tough it out. Your experience will help those who come after you
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:41 PM   #17
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Yeah still try the bios settings if you have previously tweaked your bios, i have seen it happen on systems before even with default bios settings....a ram chip doesnt like some settings of some sort etc.....but yeah i still feel hardware because of the fact tahts its random and happens on all distros....Have you tried scanning the hard disk for bad sectors??? That may be effecting it as well. I'm sure you're probably done all this but it doesn thurt to ask.
I have tried all of that, but not the bios... I am not home right now, and won't be until tomorrow morning, but trust me I am going to try the bios thing and just pray that it's that. But I have done countless checks on my hardware none of it seems to have any problems.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:45 PM   #18
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The Windows MD5SUMMER. Run that to compare the MD5SUMs. Once you get Linux installed, you can just "md5sum <whatever_iso>". In another post you mentioned that you have a Radeon 9600. The installer may be balking on that, as ATI is a bit slow supporting linux (should I say letting someone else look at the specs so THEY can make a proper linux driver). Embarassed they are a Canadian company. You might want to check your ram as well. In another thread, you said you have tried som live-cds. By any chance, had any of them had memtest86 on them? If not, you could download it and save it to a "system" floppy (make one with the floppy formatter) and run that for an hour or so. See if there are any errors. If so, chuck your ram and buy new.

Or, you could go back to what came with your machine....we hope you tough it out. Your experience will help those who come after you
I will run the MD5 thing when I get home tomorrow, but I have a ton of hardware checking devices and trust me all of my hardware is completly fine, not to mention I know how the performance output of these parts should be and could just about tell if there was the slightest problem with my hardware. I don't think it is my hardware, although it may be the graphics card not really being compatiable with Linux. Is there any suggestions on this therory?
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:53 PM   #19
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I have a radeon 9600, i spent two days getting it installed (dude to ultra noobness and lack of knowledge), in those 2 days i read so so many threads on installing ATI cards. I didn't run into ANY issues with the cards actually locking up the system, the only issue with ATI was drivers and getting the cards to work in Xfree. But ATI has done a fairly good job with their most recent driver and it seems to be working quite well for people when given the right install steps. So i dont think this will be the issue.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:58 PM   #20
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Well who know's exactly what it is, I guess the only way is to keep trying until I realize that I really can or can't install it.
 
  


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