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Old 03-18-2004, 05:01 AM   #1
bigbob007
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Mandrake 10.0 CE hanging during installation


Please excuse this if it sounds very newbish... I am attempting to dual-boot my computer, which currently has WinXP Pro on it. I have resized the WinXP NTFS partition, created a new ext3 partition, and so after reading tons of documentation decided it was time to try to install Mandrake 10.0 Community Edition.

I put the CD in, reboot. Graphics screen comes up. The first couple times, I just hit Enter, to Install. It ends up going through some list of initialization routines (it appears to be finding my hardware or something) and then Gives me a screen that says "Mandrake Linux 10.0 Community Edition" at the top, followed by a build time. At the bottom of the screen are three useless Alt+F# commands, which don't work for me. Here is where it hangs. It won't do anything after this point. Some of the times I have done it, a tiny blue window-type object appears on the screen very briefly, but I can't read what it says.

I have tried someone's suggestion in another thread to run the installer without APIC support (using
Code:
linux noapic nolapic
), but that did essentially the same thing.

I'd really like to get this to work, but I have nowhere to figure out what might be going wrong.

Specs:
HP Pavilion ze5400 Notebook
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
512 MB DDR SDRAM
60 GB HD
DVD+RW drive
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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Update:
The spot where it stops working, and totally hangs is...

running: /sbin/modprobe ohci1394

I also tried running MandrakeMove today, but found that I have a very similar problem with that. It stops loading at...

have to insmod ohci1394
needs ieee1394
needs ohci1394

Is there some setting I can disable so that it won't try to load this ohci1394 thing? I've tried nofirewire, because I thought maybe it had something to do with that, but I still get the same problem.

Please Help :-\
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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I did some research online, and the best method seems to be the one described here:

http://freax.be/wiki/index.php/Insta...x9010%20laptop

Hope that helps
 
  


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