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Old 01-13-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
kat731
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Mandrake 9.2 Slow/Frozen Install


Hi everyone,
totally new to Linux, have just purchased 9.2. Booted from the cd, hit enter went to the text. Seems to go through very very slowly, things like unable to mount, lost interrupt, says succeeded after any failures, just takes forever, an hour today before it gets to checking USB. Then looking for Linux cd-Good News CD found. "Loading program into memory" red bar gets half way across and thats it, left it for ages-obviously frozen!!
Sorry if i'm doing something wrong, but just trying to learn something new.
AMD XP 2200
512 DDR
ATI Radeon 64 DDR
1x20GB-XP O/S
1x40GB-Back Up Drive

Thanks a lot,
Kat
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Cool

have you tried to do this:
during the boot from the cd hit F1 then type expert noapic ????

or go to BIOS and try to disable APIC mode....

i hope it will help...
 
Old 01-13-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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what motherboard are you using?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:56 AM   #4
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Ok thanks, will give that APIC thing a go, will let you know.
Motherboard, ummmmm.... -Asrock K7S8X
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:18 AM   #5
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Thanks Kam, wow, typed what you said, installed in a flash!!! Thank you. Now i just need to start trying how to get things working- primarily my ADSL modem!!
Kat
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:46 AM   #6
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no problem !!!!!!
 
  


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