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Old 10-30-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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linux frezzes when installing


Ok, ive tried, mandrake, Fedora, SuSe and Knoppix on my ol' pentium II computer...knoppix use to work about a year ago then i havent used it scince until now. But every time i try out a linux distubution, it stops and repeatly says this message

hdd: lost interuppted


wtf dose that mean?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:06 AM   #2
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might be you hard drive is failing..possible especially on a old PII.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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yeah but its worked before
 
Old 10-30-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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i have windows 98 on there and im able to save and open and stuff
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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I spent a most frustrating few days trying to install a variety of different ditributions on an older AMD K6 system, only to discover that the HDD didn't like Direct Memory Addressing, which newer distributions tend to enable by default. "IDE=nodma" fixed that problem...

Have you tried installing in "safe mode" without DMA, power control, etc?

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Old 10-31-2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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i tryed the IDE thing and it still said the same thing
i dunno how to install with safe mode
 
Old 10-31-2005, 02:20 AM   #7
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Are you sure your disk doesn't have errors? Try running "scandisk" from windows.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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I don't know about Mandrake, but Suse boots into GRUB from the install CD with an option "Installation - Safe Settings" which installs with all the fancy performance enhancing stuff turned off and just the minimum required support enabled.

I guess Mandrake has the same or similar? I'm trying to remember back when I tried Mandrake, and I thought it had a some kind of menu selection that allowed different install options...

I went through a similar exercise just recently on an old PIII Dell Optiplex that froze using a default install, but safe mode installed with no problems. Have you tried Suse?

Timothy.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 12:56 AM   #9
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i tryed SuSe with Install - Safe Settings and it still gives me the same error
 
  


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