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Old 01-13-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
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Ok, guys givin it another go.. Mandrake Style


ok, after the first trying to install Mandrake with problems, i redownloaded it, and reburned the ISO.. now i get into the GUI and get about Half way through the Loading, when it goes to this strange Grey screen seems to be colors though and there is a X for a mouse cursor.. then kicks me to Text based and exits with a bunch of errors

What ya think.. what infor more you need?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
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Oh, System Specs and parts....

MSI Neosys Mainboard
p4 2.6c
1gb ram
ti 4200
Audigy 2
WD 80gb JB drive
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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It sounds like it works but you just need to configure X Windows.

Can you login as root at the command prompt?

If so, type ' startx ' and see if it trys to start and then kicks you back to a prompt.

If it does, you can go to www.monitorworld.com and find your exact monitor and it's settings.

Then run ' xf86config ' and see if you can configure X Windows.

Let us know

-Whitehat

Oh yeah..........Nice job on giving it another go. We know you can do this!

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:24 AM   #4
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It kicks to this in the middle of the install.. before it loads the Bootloaderand stuff.. it has not even copied all the data over..

This may be a strange question but.. is there a screen saver during the install.. that is almost what it seems like.. kicking to a screensaver and not being able to get back..

Rogan
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #5
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Did you run the md5sums on the download before burning? Make sure plug and play is turned off in the bios.
During the install kick it down to text mode or details and tell us what its loading at the time. We need a bit more info to get better answers.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:36 AM   #6
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I always turn of plug and pray... let the hardware control itself.. not windows.. the ISO is ok..

and it kicks out at a different time each load..
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:50 AM   #7
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Ok, it was Bluetooth adapter causing problems
Seems to be going good....
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:52 AM   #8
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Sounds like either a cd drive going buggy giving bad reads. Or a ram problem. That can give the exact same looking error.

If you can try a different cd drive in the system or different memory chips. I know not everyone has junk like that just laying around, but, you know ,maybe, possibly, you might.
If that doesn't sound right or feasable try reburning the disk as the slowest speed on a different media. I know for me some disks just don't like my one drive.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:00 AM   #9
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pzatch, i pretty much do have parts laying around.. i repair computers everyday, so we tend to have craploads of extra stuff to test with, but it is looking good with what i got in there...

Rogan
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:09 AM   #10
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Sorry didn't read far enough down the page.

You guys are posting too fast.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:17 AM   #11
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rogan, if you do decide to chose RedHat you only have to use it for 6 months or so. Get the gist and then pick a flavour.
How does it sound? Pianless install.
You can still get RH9; that version is still pre-marketing
 
  


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