Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2002, 02:42 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2002
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 8.2
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
ML 8.2 Nightmare!

My system hangs with no HDD activity just after the installation screen shows "calibrating delay loop..."

I have tried every command line switch (linux ide=no dma) etc,

My system is (although stripped down to just VGA, HDD and CDROM.

Abit KT7A Raid (Raid disabled)
Athlon 1333
Ati Radeon
IBM 60GXP 61.2GB
Yamaha 2100 CDRW
256Mb Ram

I have also experimented with various jumper settings on the HDD and Still no luck.

I'm a total newbie to LM so please Help!!
Old 08-21-2002, 03:07 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
IBM are dodgy, so are Athlons with AGP+DRI, did you try to append mem=nopentium ?
Old 08-22-2002, 05:06 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2002
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 8.2
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yeah, I also tried the "mem=nopentium" still no luck.
Are there any bios settings I should change?

btw, this is my third replacement drive sent to me by IBM, the second drive failing after a wopping 30mins!!!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gnome Nightmare!!! exvor Linux - General 4 10-29-2004 12:22 PM
I had a NIGHTMARE last night...... gsibble General 7 03-01-2004 03:20 PM
Dependancy Nightmare slooper Linux - Software 2 08-17-2003 04:33 AM
Emachines Nightmare ssallen Linux - Newbie 4 08-11-2003 11:39 PM
Package nightmare >:-( avguy86 Debian 7 07-27-2003 10:14 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration