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Old 03-06-2005, 07:45 AM   #1
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unable to install mandrake10.1 in hp compaq pc due to chipset problem

hi mine is an hp compaq presario sr1235il model pc iam unable to install linux in my pc
when i keep the cd and restarted first it is propting to press enter to install
when i do it it is simply restarting and it is repeting
these are my hard ware profiles

2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3.15 08/05/2004
processor is 32 bit

main circuit board
Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Gamila/Giovani/Neon series 030
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.15 08/05/2004

> Standard floppy disk controller
> Intel(r) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller-24CB
> Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
> Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
> display
> Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
> COMPAQ 7500 [Monitor] (15.7"vis, s/n CNC4382741, September 2004)

when i checked the MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO. website which is my main circuit board
i checked for os support and it is given that it cannot support Linux due to
chipset limitation. Chipset cannot support APM function
so is there any alternative
Old 03-07-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Try with the kernel option acpi=off


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