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Iam a newbie to linux.
I have been trying to install linux on my machine since 2 days.
When I tried to install Ubuntu 9.10, a blank screen appears after I press the "Install Ubuntu" button. I tried to install using the USB, ending at the same situation(blank screen after pressing "Install Ubuntu" button).
And even I tried installing OpenSUSE. It hanged up in the mid showing no progress. The last message being displayed is :" serial 0000:01:04.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
Click on the little Download ISO image (free) bit. It's 4.3G, but this gives you a lot of detail on install on exactly where it's failing, you can choose KDE or Gnome (or others a a desktop) and it's very newb friendly.
Other than that, we need more details of exactly where it's falling over with what you've tried.
Have you tried a older version of distro with a older kernel..Sometimes things will work fine and then next kernel version causes issues. Like right now..On my laptop..Im running Debian Squeeze.. And with new kernel Im getting boot errors when I have a cd in drive..Sector read errors as I believe ..It doesnt cause a problem..Just spits out the messages..But point Im making is maybe something in kernel might cause have issue with your gear. Step back to older version of kernel..2.2.28 or so..
If you google the message it brings up alot of stuff to sort thru.. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
ur suggestion to try an older version worked the magic.
I tried to install an older version of Arch-Linux , which did not throw me any problems. And Arch Linux was successfully installed.
After that I got tempted to boot from Mandriva Live CD. But this time, it ran great. Got Mandriva successfully installed on my machine.