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i used linux for some time (mandriva) and liked it and so i tried installing it on my laptop(thinkpad T61 with nvidia quadro 140 M).i am using windows vista home premium as of now which came pre installed. when i tried to install ubuntu using live cd it gave an error something like :
could not allocate resource region 0000.
then i tried installing mandriva 2007 it worked ,i mean the installation.
when i rebooted, i selected mandriva but just got a blank screen without any display.then i tried failsafe and got the command line to work but still could not get any GUI to work.(i am newbie so do not know much about it).then i rebooted and selectd windows and to my surprise again got a blank screen after the trademark "loading microsoft corporatoin screen" and the laptop just hung.i tried to boot into recovery thingy of ibm (thinkvantage) and lol i could not even boot into that. i think the bootmgr or something got corrupted i dont know how or the partition tables.
i tried the same things again after some 2 months and again no better result. so anyone had this problem?is there any workaround for this ?
i am planning to ditch vista if it is due to it and use linux with good old XP.plz help i am been trying for quite some time now and am simply stuck