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Old 05-06-2003, 01:27 AM   #1
PaladinCowboy75
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Mandrake 9.1 installation problem


not sure if this were a question for the hardware forum...

system:
AMD 2400 (2.0 ghz)
1024 mb PC2700 DDR
Gigabyte 7VA KT400 series w/AGP 8X/FSB333
Gainward TI-4800se 128mb 8Xagp graphics card

I'm trying to install Mandrake 9.1
The system boots to the Installation CD fine, it asks me to hit 'ENTER' to install... when I do, the screen goes black and the CAPS LOCK/SCROLL LOCK lights flash on and off on the keyboard repeatedly.... forever.. till I reset the system.

I tried the install disk on my AMD 1.3 ghz system with a 266FSB motherboard, and the install started up with no problem.

So, I figure my motherboard and chipset are too NEW for the 9.1 build... does anyone know of a BOOT disk I can use to get the installation done? Maybe others have run into this same problem and have a solution.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 01:50 AM   #2
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Same h/ware as mine. Same problem I had when trying to install, too. The Gigabyte Board is actually certified under Mandrake. The problem is all that RAM. If you drop to 512 meg, it should install.


Here's a similar problem, with a link to Mandrake Club.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l+mandrake+9.1

Hope it helps.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 03:11 AM   #3
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thanks for the info
 
Old 05-06-2003, 05:18 AM   #4
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Go into the BIOS and set all settings to less aggressive or fail safe settings. This includes:
CAS 2 to CAS 3
Front Side Bus 133 to 100

Insert the CD and hit F1. Type LINUX mem=1024 or I could be wrong. After installation has finish and LINUX boots up fine, you can set all the BIOS settings back to their orginal state.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 08:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info... but it didn't work. Instead of the lights flashing... they just stayed SOLID till I reset the system.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:49 PM   #6
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...

I fixed it... I installed Redhat lol it installed fine.
 
  


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