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I just bought a Sony laptop, and it has a blank drive other than the Windows XP kernel. I tried installing Redhat 7 on it and all went fine until it said "click next to begin installing packages". i clicked next and the laptop shut down immediately. What gives?
Mandrake seems to support more devices than RH.
Did you format the drive? I have noticed that the Compaq laptops have a chunk of harddrive set aside for "Compaq" crap. Can't get rid of it without reformatting.
Actually I elected to format and all that jazz, but it agreed with me until I started installing, at which point the unit powered down. Now it shuts down automatically if I have the Linux disc in the cd rom. I am lost!