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Old 08-09-2004, 04:48 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 Won't Load


When starting Mandrake 10 from my Dual Boot xp system Mandrake keeps trying to disable and IRQ # before it goes on to the next process in the system load and eventually gets hung up when it can no longer disable the IRQ. What is wrong I didn't have this problem with my old system. I am using a Asus P4P800E-Deluxe MoBo. Any Help would be appreaciated. Thanks!
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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If you're not experienced/used to linux distro's, you could alway's try the newbies tried and tested "cure all?" answer and re-install the mandrake. As it may be something that you've selected/not selected at install!

If that's the way you'd choose to go, then maybe you could just take all the mandrake default setting's and see if the system boot's OK. Then maybe install your choice of software one application at a time, checking the boot sequence after each item, that could (?) tell if it's anything particular that your hardware doesn't like!

Sorry, I've never experienced such a problem either so I can only suggest the obvious (as above!)

HTH

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Old 08-09-2004, 05:19 AM   #3
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I have re-installed many times with the same results.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:30 AM   #4
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So can you get as far as an init3 (command line) login where you can insert your username or password without a window manager (kde or something) starting ? because I've got an idea that you'd have to get to that stage to be able to look at the log's to see what the error or problem might be?

If you can, do the login and try ls /var/log which should show which log's are available to look at (sorry I don't recall, but after the log in, if it tell's you that you can't see the log's as user then you might have to either log out and back in as root or just "su" to root - it'll ask for the root password).

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bash-2.05b$ ls /var/log
auth.log explanations.5.gz nvidia-installer.log syslog.2.gz
auth.log.1.gz kernel rpmpkgs syslog.3.gz
auth.log.2.gz ksyms.0 rpmpkgs.1.gz syslog.4.gz
auth.log.3.gz ksyms.1 rpmpkgs.2.gz syslog.5.gz
auth.log.4.gz ksyms.2 rpmpkgs.3.gz urpmi.log
auth.log.5.gz ksyms.3 rpmpkgs.4.gz urpmi.log.1.gz
boot.log ksyms.4 samba urpmi.log.2.gz
boot.log.1.gz ksyms.5 scrollkeeper.log urpmi.log.3.gz
boot.log.2.gz ksyms.6 secure urpmi.log.4.gz
boot.log.3.gz lastlog secure.1.gz user.log
boot.log.4.gz lastlog.1.gz secure.2.gz user.log.1.gz
boot.log.5.gz lpr secure.3.gz user.log.2.gz
cron mail secure.4.gz user.log.3.gz
cups mdkkdm.log secure.5.gz user.log.4.gz
daemons messages security user.log.5.gz
dmesg messages.1.gz security.log wtmp
explanations messages.2.gz security.log.1.gz wtmp.1.gz
explanations.1.gz messages.3.gz security.log.2.gz XFree86.0.log
explanations.2.gz messages.4.gz spooler XFree86.0.log.old
explanations.3.gz messages.5.gz syslog XFree86.1.log
explanations.4.gz news syslog.1.gz
bash-2.05b$ ls /var/log/syslog
/var/log/syslog
bash-2.05b$ vi /var/log/syslog

[1]+ Stopped vi /var/log/syslog
bash-2.05b$ su
Password:
[root@johnspc john]# vi /var/log/syslog
[root@johnspc john]#
If you look at the bit I've quoted, it show's that I can list the various log's from the $ (user) prompt, but when I try to look at the syslog using the "vi" editor (the vi /var/log/syslog bit) it told me that permission was denied so I had to su to root and then it let me look at it.

I don't know which log any error's might show, but some are obvious (like the spooler - as that's to do with printing, so it's unlikely that you'd find any error's showing unless they're printing error's etc etc).

As you say the system is hanging I'm presuming that you can't enter a graphic environment and use, say the kwrite editor to look at the log's. Hence I used vi in my example cos I know it's installed by default in mandrake, but which ever way you will probably need to have a quick surf to find the basic command's (cos window's is crap and won't let you look into linux, whereas you can look at windows from linux).

Sorry if that sound's a bit confusing, but I can't think of anywhere else too look for error's to see why your system might be hanging!

regards

John
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:35 AM   #5
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You could also try to look in distro specific locations for idea's at either the Mandrake section in the distributions forum here at LQ or, you could search/ask (you'd have to register) here at mandrakeusers

regards

John
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:09 AM   #6
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I have this exact same problem on my asus p4p800-e deluxe. When installing it kept giving the message of "disabling irq #18" and took an extremely long time. If I let it sit there and boot for a while though (about 10 minutes) I can successfully get into KDE and do whatever I want but it runs slow and I get a message that pops up in KWriter (I think thats the name) every few minutes that says "last message repeated # times". # is usually around 110-120. I tried going into the bios to see what IRQ #18 was assigned to but didn't see anywhere to change it. In windows it says that it's a USB Hub on #18. If I knew how to manage IRQ's from inside KDE or even from the command line I think I could get it working, but I just installed linux for the first time yesterday so I don't know my way around very well.
 
  


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