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Old 01-25-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Mandrake official 10.1 Dell 5150 post install issues


System Specs:
3.06 ghz
30 GB
512 MB
Nvidia GeForceFx Go5200

Installation Process:

-Set my language to english
-accept to the license
-chose erase all contents of my disk to install
-waited till all 3 disks were done installing
-set root password
-added user
-chose to automatically logon with KDE
-installed bootloader into 1st section of drive (mbr)
-configured my graphic interface with "geforce fx"
-(i've also done a reinstall without configuring it)


Problem:

After installation when I choose "linux" I noticed a freeze during the loading screen, and when I go into fail safe mode I notice this error message

hdc: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0 x 24
hdc: DMA Interupt recovery
hdc: lost interupt

the error just repeats

can anyone give me detailed steps, on how to fix this issue?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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hdc is (most likely) your CD/DVD. If it's removable, try booting with it removed.
If that works, try adding noapic to your boot line (lilo.conf or menu.lst depending on if you use lilo or grub).

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:03 AM   #3
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hdc: Toshiba ATA Disk Drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177 0x376 on irq 15
hdc: max request size 128 kib
lost request

so my hdc is my hard drive.

how do I get into the boot menu? when I hit the power button it brings me to the "linux, linux-nofb, failsafe" choices, and when I hit escape on that menu, I cannot choose anything besides those.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 10:03 AM   #4
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Do you have multiple HD's ? The master on the first IDE interface is hda, the slave is hdb.
The master of the secondary IDE is hdc and so on.

When you escape you get a "boot: " prompt right?
Enter 'linux noapic' <enter>
You can also try 'linux acpi=off'

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Old 01-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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Ok your linux no apci command worked thanks for your help, but now a new issue is here, I'm able to get into the boot menu? and I logon under root and type in my password, but I'm unable to start "x" i've tried the following commands "startx" and "drakx" I'm going to search for some solutions, post if you know it please, thanks again.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 10:59 AM   #6
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the exact error is

execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errorno 2)
xiniti: server error
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:00 AM   #7
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Perhaps you forgot to install the X rpms.
Check with 'rpm -qa | grep xorg' . You should at least have xorg-x11-server, xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts, xorg-x11, libxorg-x11 and xorg-x11-xfs.
startx for instance is in the "xorg-x11" rpm.

If you haven't got anything installed try 'urpmi drakxtools-newt'
Then run 'XFdrake' and configure.

- Peder
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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I ran 'urpmi drakxtools-new' and the messege 'everythings already installed' showed up

then I typed XFDrake and my settings are already configured

Graphics Card: Custom
Monitor: Custom
Resolution: 1280x1024 8bpp

I ran the test and I recieved the rainbow background and the notification box and I checked yes.

I also ran the other two commands you gave me, each on their own, and they both seemed to extract things

The problem is still the same.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:39 AM   #9
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I lowered the resolution to 800x600 and I can get to the desktop, thanks again for your help. I'll see if I can install my GeforceFX Go5200 drivers. Thanks again!
 
  


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