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Old 06-08-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Question 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

Old 06-08-2008, 06:41 PM   #2
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You have some hardware problem apparently.
Do the memtest on boot.

check for bad blocks on your hard disk at least


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