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Old 01-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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Mandreklinux 10.1 installation problem on Dell


Im a newbie to Linux; Downloaded the latest 10.1 version from mandrakelinux in 3 CDs. I tried to install it on my dell pc(Dimension 2350, P4,512mB RAM, 60GB, video driver - Intel845 G/GL integrated video rev.A05-00).
The problem is the installation screen is non-graphical(DOS screen like). Is there any fix for this. This is my first Linux installation; pl don't let me down.

Thx in advance.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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Well it might have had to fallback to a non-graphical install? Could you please tell us more of what problem you are having?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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I know a little if not a lot on chip-sets & the 845PE is regarded as one of the best if not the best, it is the fastest chip-set bar none. But it is not up to date as far as handling newer technologies go, so Intel has taken it further & added many features as time went on, if you look at Intel's lineup of mainstream or better chip-sets you will find many 845 derivatives such as this 845G, if your chip-set is an 845GV then it is more of a bottom line chip-set that did'nt make the cut, the (V) stands for value which is usually found on lower priced "value" computers. If it is not a GV model then the first thing I would look at is the MD5sum on the ISO CD images you downloaded to see if they are tainted.
Here is a link to a little Windows GUI utility that will do that for you, http://www.toast442.org/md5/ , just click on the .exe then select "Generate Checksums" then drag & drop the ISO cd image into the window & wait a little bit then it will show the checksum number. Compare it to the one on the web site where you got your ISO image & if they do not match then you have a bad download.
Because as far as I'm concerned, Mandrake 10.1 should not have a problem with any type of 845 chip-set for the 845 family has been around for a while, it should be able to detect it & configure the X windows to come up with a display.

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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Please have a look at this site where it explains the problem I have faced but didn't mention the spec of my pc in the affected list. So not sure whther to go ahead.
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/review101.html

Also havae a look at
http://www.chzsoft.com.ar/855patch.html
You can see a 845patch. If I decide to do this patch please advise how to do after unzipping the source file 855patch.tar.gz

Any help appreciated.

Thx.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Well I'm not sure what to recommend, but I did check it out & it appears you may have fixed my Debian's graphics problem as I found a link to the i810 drivers while surfing about. But if you go for it which I suggest you do, there should be instructions in the form of a README in the package after unpacking with more details.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
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Thanks, but I couldn't find any read me file in the unzipped file. Can you specify a bit more please.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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I am having the exact same problem, except with a Dell Dimension 2400. Thankfully I stumbled upon this thread. I am new to Linux, and I understand very little about the entire thing (hopefully I'll be able to improve upon that).

How would I be able to move those files from the PC I am using now (Windows based) to the Linux PC and run & install them? Please keep in mind I am a complete newb to this entire thing. thanks in advance
 
  


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