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Old 04-15-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question Install Freezes at ISOLINUX


when i open up the install cd, isolinux tries to load, but then freezes, does anyone know why this could be happening
 
Old 04-16-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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How is this related to arch?

If you want install arch linux you can grab the correct images here:
http://www.archlinux.org/download.php

regards
 
Old 04-16-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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because its the arch install cd
when i start it it freezes up
 
Old 04-17-2006, 02:47 AM   #4
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hi there,
can you share with us your hardware config?
regards,
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:31 AM   #5
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Did you check the image - using cheksum?

Which one are you using base or ISO? I recommend that you use the iso.

regards,
 
Old 04-17-2006, 11:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wounded625
because its the arch install cd
when i start it it freezes up
I AM ALSO STUCK ON

boot:
when i press ENTER

loading vmlinuz.........................

loading initrd.img.....................

then system restart again

and stuck on

boot
again

repeat this again and again

don't know whwt 2 do

actually i am newbi to linux

any help will be apreciated

thanx in advance

is this cd works like installing window xp or ????????
 
Old 04-18-2006, 02:52 PM   #7
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No it is not like installing XP.

Did you read the install docs from the arch site:
http://www.archlinux.org/docs/en/gui...all-guide.html

If you are completely new with Linux, I would suggest that you start out using one of the more starterfriendly distributions. Picking one of them will give a XP look a like installationprocedure.

My top three starter distributions:
1: SuSe 10 Eval
2: Mandriva 2006 Free edition
3: fedora Core 5

Concerning your boot problem: If it continues with one of the other distributions you will probably need to adjust your BIOS settings to be able to boot the install CD.

Lets hear what you decided so we can help you get started

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:51 PM   #8
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thanx dear,

i think my system is lower then required,
actually i want to try or can say want 2 start with my old pc its old AMD K6 300mhz
1: SuSe 10 Eval
2: Mandriva 2006 Free edition
3: fedora Core 5

are these distributions will run on my old computer,
i will start with old computer and then my new p4
again thanx 4 your help

Last edited by pyush; 04-18-2006 at 09:35 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:40 AM   #9
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this is off my topic, lol
has anyone else had the same problem as me?
 
Old 04-19-2006, 11:30 AM   #10
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this is off my topic, lol
has anyone else had the same problem as me?
On the other hand, you still didnt post some hardware specs...scroll up

Well,
Did you check your BIOS settings? Perhaps try to reset your BIOS, and then make sure you have the right boot sequence.

Are you trying to install to clean/new/used/shared disk?

Make sure you have formatted the MBR and set the drive jumpers right.

Lets hear how things works out.

Regards,
 
Old 04-19-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
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thanx dear,

i think my system is lower then required,
actually i want to try or can say want 2 start with my old pc its old AMD K6 300mhz
1: SuSe 10 Eval
2: Mandriva 2006 Free edition
3: fedora Core 5

are these distributions will run on my old computer,
i will start with old computer and then my new p4
again thanx 4 your help
Yes you can. Just remember to use a 'light' windowmanager as for example XFCE. I know that Mandriva 2006 has it as an install option. SuSe 10 also has 'other' selections than the main desktops KDE and Gnome. Those two will get kind of heavy to run on your old system. When you get your new p4 you can go with KDE or Gnome - no problem.

There is also some other linuxflavors that are particulary build for older machines. Check out VectorLinux and DamnSmallLinux at http://distrowatch.com/

Good luck and have fun
 
Old 04-23-2006, 10:57 PM   #12
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On the other hand, you still didnt post some hardware specs...scroll up

Well,
Did you check your BIOS settings? Perhaps try to reset your BIOS, and then make sure you have the right boot sequence.

Are you trying to install to clean/new/used/shared disk?

Make sure you have formatted the MBR and set the drive jumpers right.

Lets hear how things works out.

Regards,
ok sorry i havnet been able to answer in a few days, i was away
my bios is fine, ive installed a ton of distros to it before, im installing to a used disk, i have partions set up already, the mbr and drive jumpers are right
heres some more info to get better help
im using a lenovo t41
my harddrive has 3 partitions on a 60 gig drive
half of it is ntfs, 1 have a 1.5 gig swap, and the rest is ext3
hope that can help me, i know the cd works, i used it on a different system
and my cd drive works, i can read and write cds
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:30 AM   #13
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Are the hard drives SATA? attached to a RAID controller?

There aren't as many people watching this section as there are at http://bbs.arch.org

Might be worth asking there too, although searching a few common strings for your problem didnt turn up much.

Check the docs, there are several optiosn you can pass when booting the setup, maybe they'll help
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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thanks, ill try there board and the docs
 
  


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