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Old 09-13-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
1kyle
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Mandriva LE 2005 hangs on install on Laptop


Trying to install on a laptop

In Text Mode it seems to have problems with the internal IDE (80GB) hard disk

get messages hda lost interrupt

Any boot options that get round this problem

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-K
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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Bumping this (which I RARELY if ever do --bad Netiquette and usually not necessary)

--BUT am I REALLY the only person who's had trouble installing on a Laptop) with the Boot CD.

I dom't really want to download another 3 - 4GB for say 2006 if THAT has a problem installing as well.


The only other piece of info I can give is that my Laptop already had a DUAL boot SUSE 9.3 and Windows XP pro (with SP2) with SUSE's GRUB installed. --Maybe Mandrake can't get rid of the GRUB / SUSE Bootloader before starting it's work --surprising as normally the whole start up is loaded into a RAMDISK from which partitions can get formatted etc etc.


Cheers

-K
 
Old 09-14-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
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I seem to remember reading something about this "lost interupt" error, though none of my harddrives ever had this.
Maybe you should search the forums and Google for this error.

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