i managed to install slackware 12.1 on my hd. everything went well.
i'm trying to triple boot, so i went passed the OS choice screen by selecting "Linux" and then there was a lot of text running. first time i had a big grin on my face because i thought i finally managed to install linux and would be enjoying it, but it appeared i was wrong. suddenly it stopped after the line:
shpchp: Standart Host Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
then tried again and again it froze, but this time after line:
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached SCSI generic sgl type0
then third time:
hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC662, trying auto-probe from BIOS...
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post:no)
fifth was the same as third so i gave up
any help would be much appreciated
my laptop spec: http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/5302.htm
also, i had a slight issue with creating partition, but in my opinion that's just my stupidity and it's totally unrelated: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nstall-672578/
if there is any other info that would help, just ask
edit: a little thing I failed to mention earlier: when I finished install, there was a message saying: close the setup and press ctrl+alt+del to reboot, so i closed setup but ctrl+ald+del didn't work. so i halted the system and then rebooted it by switching it off and back on
and one more thing that could be a sign of something: i've tried some other distros of linux. most of them don't even boot up, but the ones i managed to boot using "apci=off noapic nolapic pci=noapic"(that's a line i found in some forum that was supposed to help) none off them would shutdown - it would freeze
p.s. sorry for my "broken-English"