I have just installed Mandrake 10.1 RC1. The installation went very smooth and everything seemed fine.
However, when I first tried to boot into the system, the computer froze. As far as I can tell everything works as intended up to the point, when the kernel is "probing IDE interface ide0..." (that's the last message I get).
I have tried using different kernels, which all have their own share of problems (I have not gotten a single one to work on this system, they show other problems though). I suspect Mandrake requires certain patches to be applied to the kernel.
I have never run kernel version 18.104.22.168 on this system before. I dont know if it's a kernel problem or related to Mandrake's setup.
The official Mandrake kernels (as found here
) still show this problem. I have tried all versions found on the server I linked to above up to build 19 (the latest at the time of writing).
If any of you have had this problem before, please help me. How did you solve it?
What is probing the IDE interface anyways? Can it be bypassed?
Thanks a bunch for any help,
I just discovered that after I have the computer sitting there for roughly half an hour it displays another message:
******* Your BIOS seems to not contain a fix for K8 Errata #93.
******* Working around it, but it may cause SEGVs or burn power.
******* Please consider a BIOS update.
******* Disabling USB legacy in the BIOS may also help.
After that it's not doing anything again. USB legacy support has been disabled all along.
Any ideas? Thanks,