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Old 08-15-2004, 09:33 PM   #1
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mandrake 10...locking up during install!


Ok, here's the scoop! I am trying to install MDK 10(official) dual booting with XP. I made 3 partions of a total of 5gb's. The install seems to go well until there is about 5mins left to go....then it just locks up(freezes). My drive in connected to my mobo with serillel Sata. Could this possibly due to a hardware issue or perhaps a bad install cd(i've made them twice) from as ISO. My system consists of the following. Any input would be appreciated!

Win XP Pro
Abit NF7-S 2.0
Seagate 80gb
512mb Ram (2x256 dual)
XP2600+ Barton Core
SB Live 5.1
MSI GF FX5200 128DDR
MSI DVD, Plextor 16/10/40 CD-R
Enermax 365 PSU
 
Old 08-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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Well, Im not sure if this is the problem but, 3 partitions on 5gigs?? wtf? how can you possibly have winxp,linux,and swap on 5 gigs???
 
Old 08-15-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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No, the total size of my drive is 80gb's. Out of that i made a 5gb partition. Within the 5gb's i made 3 partitions... root/swap/home.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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Try, when it asks you to press enter or F1, press F1, and type in
Linux noapic nolapic

hope this helps

Tom
 
Old 08-16-2004, 02:52 AM   #5
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OK: I got it to install, but when it comes to the "install bootloader" i get the following (an error occured insmod'ling module loop failed). Also, i get another one (error creating directory/dev/usb: No space left on device). What is that all about? I have 1.9gb for /root 2.4gb for /home and 15mb for swap. Any input would be greatly appreciated.....thanks in advance!!
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:10 AM   #6
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I think you need more for swamp, and it has to be that you have not that much space left. Can't you give your linux little bit more space on your hd?


Tom
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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well, i have a total of 10gb for linux....500mb of that is for swap. Still getting bootloader error(won't install). Any ideas as to what the problem could be?
 
  


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