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I have just bought a new laptop. Advent 7016.
P4. 2.66, 30 gb hdd, 512 ddr, ATI Radeon 9000, Samsung cd-rw/dvd combo drive and some other stuff like soundscards etc.
The main cd boots and I get the boot screen. Press enter and it goes through the boot process (all that lovely text flying past at hundreds of miles an hour)
It then goes to a blue blackground, loads some drivers, then just as it is going to ask to verify disk, it just stops leaving the blue background and the menu at bottom of the screen.
Things I have tried:
I thought with it being a CDRW/DVD combo drive which is in the laptop, and the cd's i am using where burned at 52X, i reburned the first disk at a very low speed in case the drive struggled to see the cd. But is does the same.
I know it is not the cd's I have got, as they work on my main box. So does anyone have this laptop, or know what the problem could be.
PS. Also, why does it, when u auto partition in linux it comes up unable to allowcate partitions, when u have enough space for linux go on your system? could it be something something with stupid windows running on same hdd?
does it give u the optiong to verify or not verify the cds? or does it just freez when u get that screen?
on the auto partioning thing, its most likely becuase u can only have 4(i think) primary partitions, so u probably have to tell it to make an extended partition so i can make your new linux partitions logical.
well just press alt+f2, alt+f3 ... till alt+f5 and see what is it that it stumbles upon. most likely its some of the additional hardware your laptop may have, go to BIOS and disable modem, network card, usb etc., whatever you may have there or whatever you are able to disable (able to disble, haa, sounds good... )