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Old 11-30-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Mandake 2007 installation on inspiron 2600


Hey everyone, I've been attempting to install Mandrake 2007 on my inspiron 2600, but, when i slip CD1 in, and reboot, the only thing i see is a screen flash for maybe 1/4 of a second that has alot of assorted colored text. All i can catch on it is the word "Mandrake". Then it stalls on a screen where all it says is "boot:" like a command line. after maybe 30 seconds or after i press enter it says it's booting to local disk. The problem is I want to boot into the Mandrake 2007 installation, but the only thing affiliated with the Mandrake 2007 installation is the screen that blinks faster than i can read.


-There is no other operating system on this computer.
-The boot order has cd-rom first.
-It is not the iso/cd. I have downloaded and burnt the iso from 3 different ftp's using Nero, and the kde cd burner.
-Yes I did md5sum on all cd's
-I tried this on another computer that I built myself and does the same thing.

Here are some specs of the laptop if it helps:
1.2 ghz (1.something) intel celeron
128mb memory
20gb harddrive
Intel 830mg 64mb video card

Any ideas would be very appreciated. If anything else is needed I'd be glad to supply it.

Last edited by abstracted; 11-30-2006 at 10:47 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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As a first step, when you see the 'boot:' prompt, enter 'vesa' (no quotes) [ENTER]. For additional possible options, press the <F1> key.

Other possible causes for trouble are a corrupted image download, or corrupted burn. Have you checked the md5sum for the image you downloaded? You can get a windows executable to check md5sum at
<A HREF="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">etree.com</A> and you can get a text file containing the correct md5sums for the images at the ftp site where you did the download. The file name is 'mandriva-free-2007-CD.i586.md5.asc' (no quotes). Check the md5sum for all the images just to eliminate any unexpected trouble.

If the md5sums are all ok, is it possible you burned the images at too fast a speed? I usually try to burn CD's at no faster than half the rated speed of either the CD or my burner, whichever is least. By using this rule of thumb, I have not had a bad burn yet.

If none of the above resolve your issue, and you have a broadband connection to the Internet you may wish to try an ftp install. To do so, you will need the boot.iso image from the mirror of your choice (/ftp.mandriva.com/MandrivaLinux/official/2007.0/i586/install/images), or you can get it from ftp.proxad.net (ftp://ftp.proxad.net/mirrors/ftp.man...nstall/images).

Burn the image to a CD.

Boot the computer from the CD

Choose the ftp option, then follow the prompts. After you get the connection configured, you will be presented with a list of available ftp mirrors from which you can install. Choose a mirror near you. Remember, this installation method is running across the Internet, so you will have to wait for the installer to download, and for the media sources to download when you are ready to choose the files to install, and also when the files are actually installed. If you choose this method, patience is your friend .

HTH,
 
Old 11-30-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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Yes, i did do the md5sum on all 4 cd's and all were successfull, I burned all the cd's in suse linux 10.1 with the kde cd burner. At a maximum speed of about 42x, and the cd burner its self being a maximum of 52x. Also i have never had a bad burn. But i will give that a try. I'll limit it somewhere around 30x. Although i wouldnt think its the iso's because I downloaded the iso of cd1 from 3 different ftp sites and all reacted the same.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 10:50 PM   #4
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Also the comand "vesa" this is what i get (as with anything else i enter:

Could not find kernel image: vesa

and f1 does absolutely nothing
 
Old 12-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #5
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One other thing you may check. This issue feels related to your display adapter. If you know the make and model, you can check that it is supported on Mandriva at the hardware compatibility database at http://www.mandriva.com/en/hardware

HTH,
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:23 AM   #6
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where all it says is "boot:" like a command line
Maybe try on the command line

video=vesa acpi=off noapic nolapic
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:56 PM   #7
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Arrow Mandriva 2007; free Install bug CD1 & DVD, recent DL24Nov, media burnt slow

Appears I have something similar on my Desktop systems (AMD FX64, 939 nForce4) with the dual architexture DVD, that I last downloaded on 24 Nov.
The torrent images are dtd 15 Nov 10:27 AM, and Media burned @ slowest setting in Roxio Creator 7 `Disc Copier". Md5 OK. Will try Mdv 07 install on my LT (again?)
When Mdv 07 DVD boots, w/ NO action on my part, it does not pause @ `menu?' screen, [enter various choices, F# options for more info] due to the quick screen display flash, but it does continue to the install phase OK (with a bare HD or existing OS on other HD, but not if trying to install a dual boot as I recall). Must recheck my Installation record notes, not avail currently!
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SNPD?EDTD Attempting to install Mandrake 2007, the only thing i see is a screen flash for maybe 1/4 of a second.
The problem is I want to boot into the Mandrake 2007 installation, All i can catch on it is the word "Mandrake". the only thing affiliated with the Mandrake 2007 installation is the screen that blinks faster than i can read.
-No other operating system on this computer.
-BIOS boot order is cd-rom first.
-Yes I did md5sum on all cd's
-Another computer does the same thing.
Mdv 07 installation proceeded to format hda, my Primary Mst (PM) HD, when I selected `Use free space', but hours later never seemed to complete the format of hda6 on a Maxtor 6Y250PO. cfdisk ERROR Warns of a partitioning error on partition 1 exceeds HD size, even though fdisk & sfdisk -l appear as expected. {Same error when Slack 11 installed to Mdv parts (reformatted)
A Good operating FC5 on nVidia RAID 0 pair of WD740GD was not seen (only root was found, not swap or home), or affected by Mdv 07 install attempt!
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Then it stalls on a screen where all it says is "boot:" like a command line. after maybe 30 seconds or after i press enter it says it's booting to local disk.
I recall same thing, if only bare HD(s), then No Operating system found is displayed. May have been different distro, as I try many new releases! Again must check my note records.

LCD displays in use Samsung 172x & Hanns-G 19" wide (both DVI), no difference if only one or both LCD(s) are powered.
ALL network cables, and USB unplugged.Only Mouse, Keyboard, DVI cables.
I even tried it w/o the power cable, but you know the results of that!
BIOS settings make no difference; System BIOS not cached, Virus Disabled.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #8
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There is a newer version released by plf, ati-8.31.5-1plf2007.1.x86_64.rpm.

you can find it here, may require login to down load......

http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/p...7.1.x86_64.rpm
 
  


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