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HLA91 06-08-2008 05:20 PM

Selecting packages causes laptop to shutdown!
 
Hi All

I recently installed ubuntu 6.06 on my old pentium 3 laptop. I wanted to install alexandria library so I went to synaptic package manager and found it clicked "mark for installation" and then a window appears saying that it requires aditional packages so I click OK then approx 3-5 seconds after my laptop turns off. It doesnt shut down it just turns off like someone has pulled the plug and it has done it twice now, each time I select alexandria.

Does anyone know whats wrong, I have used synaptic package manager before with no problems but this time it just shutsdown.

Many thanks

HLA91

amani 06-08-2008 05:41 PM

You have some hardware problem apparently.
Do the memtest on boot.

check for bad blocks on your hard disk at least

Best

A. Mani


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