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Old 07-14-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
Cobra08t
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needing help with install


I have built my system for gaming but it is now out of date in windows standards, go figure right. I have recently decided to try out linux. I have the FC4 cd's and have had nothing but heartache. I have to turn acpi off and then hook my monitor into the onboard card. Is there anything you can tell me that might help. I keep getting errors that say it could be a hardware issue at the endof my installs.
System:
2.4Ghz Celeron
1G PC2100
333mhz fsb
2x80 G Seagate hds
1xdvdrw+- Cyberhome 16x dual layer
1xcdrw 48x HP
SBlive sound card
Geforcefx 5200 with 256mb ram

I have had no problems with windows running my hardware, but I would like to switch to linux soon.

I am currently downloading Mandrake 10 official. Is this a better way to go? any help will be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 07-14-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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I have this exact setup, I had no problems with it in winxp but Debian would freeze every few minutes.

However my power supply was only 400w so I ordered a new psu. until then I unplugged my second cdrw, and you know Debian has been working ever since


Bottom line, it could be you don't have enough power supplying your system or another piece of hardware could be failing.

Just a thought

Last edited by cuiq; 07-14-2005 at 01:28 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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hey I appriciate that. I'll give it a try. I do have an extra pci fan, and two case fans running, with a 350w power supply. Never thought of that. Thanks again.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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Re: needing help with install

Quote:
Originally posted by Cobra08t
I have built my system for gaming but it is now out of date in windows standards, go figure right. I have recently decided to try out linux. I have the FC4 cd's and have had nothing but heartache. I have to turn acpi off and then hook my monitor into the onboard card. Is there anything you can tell me that might help. I keep getting errors that say it could be a hardware issue at the endof my installs.
System:
2.4Ghz Celeron
1G PC2100
333mhz fsb
2x80 G Seagate hds
1xdvdrw+- Cyberhome 16x dual layer
1xcdrw 48x HP
SBlive sound card
Geforcefx 5200 with 256mb ram

I have had no problems with windows running my hardware, but I would like to switch to linux soon.

I am currently downloading Mandrake 10 official. Is this a better way to go? any help will be appreciated. Thanks
Let me begin by asking, why do you turn the ACPI off and hook your monitor into your onboard card? What happens if you don't do that? When you do do that, what kinds of errors are you getting? (transcription would be good, but general idea is ok)
 
Old 07-14-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
Cobra08t
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If I do not turn it off and plug into the onboard, it just starts my system over. There are a few errors that show up but they have flown by so fast that I haven't been able to catch them yet. I will have to try to get them tonight. I am downloading Ubuntu and Mandrake now. I will try them tonight as well.

Last edited by Cobra08t; 07-14-2005 at 01:55 PM.
 
  


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