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Old 09-26-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Installing Mandriva 2009 RC2 on eee 901


I installed the 2009 RC2 version on my 901 (using an SD card) and the install seemed to be fine, but halfway through booting the screen goes blank with only a marker blinking. There is no error message or similar and the only thing that the computer is reacting to, is when I push the O/I button, whereby it shuts down, showing the usual graphic shutdown screen.
When I do a Ctl+Alt+F1 and write "X" it starts some kind of graphics which looks like the blue KDE desktop (so it seems like the graphics settings are fine) but the screen remains blue and nothing else happens.

I have tried changing the settings in XFdrake but the problem remains. What could be the problem?

I'm quite new to Linux so the problem might be some kind of err 40.

P.S. Similar problem happens when I boot on a live CD
Old 09-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Now I tried using the One KDE edition but get an error message:

SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x0
SQUASHFS error: unable to read superblock
Freeing unused kernel memory: 364k freed
init started: BusyBox v1.6.1 (2008-05-16 12:38:44 UTC) multi-call binary
Cannot run '/etc/init.d/rcS' : No such file or directory

Please press Enter to activate this console.
Old 10-22-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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I have the same issue. Is there any solution to this?
Old 10-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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This might give you some ideas.

I am installing from a USB stick but suffered the same error, I fixed it by disabling the internal card reader in the BIOS.

F2 during boot then Advanced>Onboard Devices Configuration

But how do I install to my SD card with the reader disabled?

I have a 2G surf so the install is too big for the internal disk. I only discovered this after wiping the disk.

I realise disabling the card reader will prevent you booting but does this give a clue as to how to fix it?

Kubuntu 8.10 doesn't suffer from this problem.

Last edited by tigeir; 10-26-2008 at 11:48 AM. Reason: more info available
Old 11-30-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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These steps by CS Weldon (on worked for me:

Using Windows, I was having a few of the issues posted here; the “missing operating system” error, as well as the “freeze splash screen/Cannot run ‘/etc/init.rd/rcS’: no such file or directory” error. What ended up working for me was this:

1)Download Unetbootin (, the MandrivaOne iso, and Lordikc’s 2009 final kit [].
2)Using Unetbootin, set up your USB/flashdrive with the MandrivaOne iso as your source.
3)After you exit Unetbootin, copy all the files from Lordikc’s kit. Say “Yes” to overwriting all the files. This step might seem unnecessary, but Unetbootin alone left me with the “rcS” hang error, so don’t skip it!

It probably sounds stupid, but it worked for me. Maybe someone else will have similar luck?

Commentaire par CS Weldon — 13 octobre 2008 @ 23:28
Hope it helps


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