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Old 02-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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installation help


I set the bios to boot from cd.

Mandrake linux 10.1 apparently started the installation routine, but halted at this point

hda:max request size: 128KiB
hda: lost interupt


anyone help ?

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Old 02-23-2005, 08:56 AM   #2
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Hi ceborame,

Please can you post the specs to your computer. the CPU mainly but any additional info would help.

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Old 02-23-2005, 10:02 AM   #3
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k7s8x mobo
athlonxp 2500 333 fsb
1 gb ddr ram
ati radeon 7200 graphics
10 gb hdd (with xp)
120 gb hdd ( for mandrake to partition)
80 bd hdd storage
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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Hi ceborame,

Thank you for posting your spec.

This problem is strange, I think its something to do with IRQ but not sure... ok here a few things to try:

1) Disable DMA via bois.

2) Make sure you have set up your slave and masters properly

ie: connect 2 of the hard drives to a IDE cable and set one to Primary and one to slave using the Jumpers. Then connect the other hard drive to a different IDE cable along with a CD-ROM drive, set the hard drive to master and the CD-ROM to slave. (You didnít list a CD-ROM drive but of course i am going to presume you have one)

3) if this still fails then try removing one of the hard drive temperately and try again.

If it fails please reply with the error it gives, maybe include more than just the two lines.

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Old 02-23-2005, 10:53 AM   #5
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hm think u got a good point cos i checked ide settings:

primary master - 10 gb ( with winxp)
prim slave - 120 gb storage
sec master - dvd-rom
sec slave - 80 gb ( for mandrake)

I have no idea wot dma is sorry, I looked through all bios screens and found no mention

thanx
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:02 AM   #6
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Hi ceborame,

Okay that means hda is the Win XP drive?

I had a little trouble reading your last post. Did you solve the problem? Iím not trying to be rude, but please try to express your self a little more clearly.

if not, when installing try and boot with these options

linux hda=nodma

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:09 AM   #7
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hi thanks for your help.
As yet I haven't opened my case and changed things around, from your second post you say the dvd should be as slave.

as for:

if not, when installing try and boot with these options

linux hda=nodma

well.... when the cd boots I get a screen that says install presss enter and about a page of text scrolls and then it halts at the point stated in my first post.

there is no place to enter text like: linux hda=nodma

thanks
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:22 AM   #8
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Hi ceborame,

Quote:
there is no place to enter text like: linux hda=nodma
There will be an option to do an advanced or expert install, click this and you should be able to enter boot options somewhere.

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #9
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thanks for all your help glen

its just not installing properly.

I left it to install and it started to go a little further than the point in my first post.

It seemed to be checking all the drives and coming up with the lost interrupt message for all drives.

then at last it said welcome to mandrake linux and then ground to a halt pressing alt f3 gave me the logs and the last message was need ide cd-rom

should it be this difficult to install, I was hoping to be rather impressed by how well linux installs compared to windows.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #10
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Hi ceborame,

Okay when you are greated with the mandraklinux screen,

Press esc or F1 to enter andvanced mode and boot with these commands:

acpi=off noapic nolapic noapci nodma ide=nodma

Try that and report back lol.

GlenX
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:20 PM   #11
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ok I'm reporting back

..........it has worked lol

In fact I'm on mandrake now typing this so ............. thanks; when I typed in the commands you mentioned it all went great .

Still totally confused by everything at the moment I found the partition options pretty difficult to work out. But my windows xp partition is still there and working. thanks a lot glen 10/10
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:30 PM   #12
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Hi ceborame,

I'm glad I we got you up and running Would have been disappointing if you linux failed you on your first etempt (you might never of come back )

GlenX
 
  


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