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Old 08-06-2004, 03:58 AM   #1
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sluggish Mandrake 10


Hi

Im having some problems with Mandrake 10 installation and running the system.
I work on 2 Pc's. One at home,and one at varsity. Im having trouble with the one at home.

PC at varsity : I installed Mandrake 10 in 15 Minutes, with NO hiccups. It runs like a beast. Fast and doesnt hang.. Its an Intel 2.4 Ghz, 512 RAM, GeForce2 64 MB, creative sound. 52X cd-rom.

PC at home : With the same install, it takes 1 HOUR!! Somtimes it hangs during the installation!! My HDD light stays on, and the mouse pointer cannot move, i assume that means something is wrong.. Im runnning an AMD 2600+, 640 RAM, Geforce4 128 MB, nForce sound, 52X cd-rom. When i managed to install it. When i boot up, it also hangs on occasion when i log in, and when i load apps, like OpenOfiice. Its not like my PC doesnt have the power to handle it...?

I used the same CD's to install the 2 machines, so it cannot be the Cd's.
Both machines are running WinXP also.
They are installed to the same specs, but the one is more stable, why?

Please help, this is very frustrating!!
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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You keep posting your questions in the wrong forums. This forum is for questions about this website and or suggestions. Please stop doing this.

I've reported this post to be moved to a more appropiate forum, so theres no need to post it again which would be against our rules anyways.

Regards.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:47 PM   #3
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regarding your hardware component.
what kind power supply does it have?
maybe a power supply faliure or not big enought to handle your hardware?
what about cd drives?
are they working? maybe malfunction?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 03:34 AM   #4
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Hi, thanks for the reply

Fixed the problem. Within the bootloader options, i had to enable the following options :
1. Force No APIC
2. Force No Local APIC

Mandrake 10 doesnt crash anymore. What exactly does these options do?? Its weird that enabling only these 2 options, fixes MDK 10.

Also, with regard to the cd-rom. Im just curious why MDK takes 15 min to install on my box at Uni, and about 45min on my PC at home, and my specs of my home PC is the same or actually better than the one im using at Uni. Home & Uni PC has a 52x CD-ROM.

Thank you for your patience,
Josh
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:21 PM   #5
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I've run into the same problem. Not all cd's are totaly compatible with all cd readers. Changing the cd brand to more of a compatible cd will speed it up.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
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Hey courtrrb,

I found out what the problem was regarding the sluggish install.. As my motherboard has APIC capability..this plays up with MDK10. So booting the install with options "linux noapic nolapic" DISABLES APIC, and it now installs in 15 min!

Try this out and see if it works for ya.. Thanks for the ya post though..Will try other media, more recognized...

Cheers
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:06 PM   #7
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Thats the first thing I tried. That will work on the newer motherboard but not all.
 
  


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