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Old 04-03-2007, 09:56 AM   #1
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Angry Lockup on install


OK I am having major issues. I am trying to install Linux on a dedicated box. All distros that I have tried have locked up on install. It is a MSI board (ms-7151), AMD Athlon 64 socket 939 3500+ cpu, Kingston DDR 512meg 400 memory, Seagate 20 gig drive, Maxtor
30 gig drive, dvd burner, cd burner, GeForce MX4000 128mb DDR video card. I have tried SUSE 10.0, Ubuntu 6.10, Mandriva 2007, and Fedora 6.0.

They all lockup on install. I get the install options and can usually advance to setting up the time zone. I have tried both graphical and text mode. I have also tried limiting my memory with mem=256m and mem=448m without results. I am stumped. It is a new MB, new cpu and new memory.

Help!
 
Old 04-03-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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Are there any other ops? What happens when it quits (blank screen) (trouble code) etc? Is there a video card on the box?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Lockup

There are no other operating systems. I was trying to build this from scratch. It has a GeForce MX4000 128mb DDR video card. It doesn't go to a blank screen or show an error code. It just locks up (no drive activity, mouse won't move, etc).
 
Old 04-03-2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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new is not necessarily a guarantee, you know... My new pc arrived with two perfectly new AND faulty sticks of RAM...

That none of those distros should install is something of an odd case indeed. Are your sure that everything is properly wired and well plugged-in?

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Old 04-03-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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I have gone over this and gone over this. Everything looks in order. I'm wondering if it is trying to load faulty drivers. I don't know enough to load any command lines or anything like that.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 12:36 PM   #6
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You should be able to run Ubuntu as a livecd. Have you done that already? Did it work or did it report any error messages or something that roused your suspicion in any way?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 02:05 PM   #7
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I have gotten Ubuntu to run as a livecd but when I try to install it locks up again. I tried to install SUSE while ago under safe install and actually got about halfway though the first CD then it locked.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 02:26 PM   #8
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That does sound like a hardware problem. If you can run the live cd, you should be able to run from hard disk too. I'm thinking bad hard disk or faulty RAM.

I suggest you download memtest from the internet, put it on a floppy and boot of that, then leave it to run for a while. That's one of the best apps there is to found out whether your RAM is any good.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 09:52 PM   #9
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I don't know what I did different but I got SuSE 10.0 installed, configured a flash drive and set up my internet. All is well!
 
Old 04-03-2007, 10:05 PM   #10
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Check your X-org config list, I have read that resolution problems on a cd install. There are a few threads in forums with similar problems
 
Old 04-04-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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Resolution

You know. I think it worked when I tried installing at different resolutions. It defaults to 1280X768. I moved it down to 800X600 and it went without a glitch. Does this sound right?
 
  


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