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Hi all, this is my first go at linux after my win2k faild to boot for the gazilenth time and rather than reinstall it I thought now is the time to try the better option.
So armed with a fresh cover disk install of mandrak 10 (3 cd) I start the install process but it bearly gets out of the starting gate.
1. detect usb - ok
2 "loading program into memory" - gives red bar - ok
3 proceeding with install - STALLED
any ideas or suggestions before I have to turn back to the dark side?
When the install stops, try to switch to console using ctrl+alt+f1 (in fact, one of ctrl+alt+f to ctrl+alt+f4) - installer messages (move verbose than those in graphical mode) will be shown. If there's an error it should be listed. Plase note down last 2-3 messages and post them.
I have the exact same problem as hrt08, trying to install Mandrake 10.1 Offiicial on my eMachine 9210 (AMD Athlon 64) : setup gets stalled after mount(none, /proc/bus/usb, usbdevfs, -105820972).
1. I have checked that nothing was plugged to the USB ports
2. The 3 Mandrake 10.1 Cds are OK since I was able to install the distribution on my old Pentium II machine
3. The problem seems typical to version 10.1 since my eMachine is currently running Mandrake 10.0 Official (actually I just wanted to gently upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1). I also tried to boot on the first Mandrake 10.0 CD and it is still OK.