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Old 05-05-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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Install freezing (kernel 2.6)


I just changed my motherboard, proc and ram and i thought it was a good occasion to make a fresh install of my debian

i have a Athlon Barton 2600 on a ABIT NF7 (chip nForce2) with 256MB DDR333 2700

i tried a net install from the debian-install beta 4 (april 30th)

I launched the install with linux26

everything seemed to work just fine, after the reboot, the system asked me the root password etc....
but during the package downloading (after a random time) the system freezes (no more crtl-alt-suppr or clrt-alt-f12345), it also sometimes freezes during the Init before downloading the packages

i've read that on mdk 10.0 the probleme was solvable by launching the install with :
linux noapix nolapic

is there an equivalent on debian? can i launch :
linux nopaic nolapic ? or should i look into the module manager ?

Old 05-06-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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If I understood correctly, you are trying to install Debian from an internet source.... is that correct?

The reason why your computer crashes may be caused for various reasons including a misconfigured NIC (not supported - not having the correct driver version...etc), bad memory banks/bloks (have you other OS on that same system? Does it happen with others like Windows?) - graphics card - motherboeard chipset not supported etc.

To try and narrow down the possibilities, try to get hold of Debian Woody on CD and initiate the installation from that source.

Otherwise give us some extra details.

Old 05-06-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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win2k works perfectly (for a microsoft OS )
i've read that a guy had the same problem and suspected a "high network activity" to be the cause of the crash (downloading the debian package or copying file from another computer through samba, using the onboard ethernet card or a realtek one)
as i've understood the apic is the source of all the problem and as soon as i'll be home i'll try to install with the noapic option, i just hope that "linux26 noapic" is a recognized statement for my installer, otherwise i'll try with the woody
Old 05-07-2004, 03:32 AM   #4
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i tried
linux26 noapic
linux26 apic=off
expert26 noapic
expert26 apic=off

still freezing within 10 min au downloading

with 2.4.25 it lasted 50min, i thought this kernel with ok, and BAM freeze again
Old 05-08-2004, 04:59 AM   #5
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ok i found the solution
in lilo.conf, add
apprend "noapic nolapic" for the kernel


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