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Old 02-21-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Advise needed for installing Linux with ASRock P4S61

Dear sirs,

My current computer configuration is:

motherboard - ASRock P4S61,
processor - Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz HT Ext,
memory - 512 Mb DDR333,
video - Ati Radeon 9200 128 Mb,
hard-drive - 120 Gb Maxtor 6Y120L0,
CD-Rom - HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B (LG)

The problem is that i can't install and/or boot any linux distro on my computer.

1) Red-Hat 7.2-9 or Fedora Core 3 usually complete their installation process without any problems but couldn't be loaded then from hard-drive - work only in safe mode.
When try to boot them in usual non-safe mode, it says

"hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt" at the very beginning of detection hardware

2) Mandrake Linux 9-10.1 Community doesn't start installation at all -

"hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt" at the very beginning of detection hardware

3) Suse Linux Personal 9.1 started installation after 6th attempt in fail-safe mode (during first 5 tries it freezes during copying files appr. at 10-15%), doesn't boot then from hard-drive (even at fail-safe mode - freezes at the very beginning hardware detection). When in normal mode

hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt
hda: lost interrupt...

4) Knoppix Live CD 3.7 - well works perfectly as Live CD, but when i try to install it with /usr/sbin/knoppix-installer, it freezes at appr. 25-30%

After spending several weeks in Google search i realized that the problem is within the motherboard (Hard-Drive Controller i believe), and other hard-ware is working perfectly (at least under Windows XP SP2)

So, do i need to purchase another mother-board? If yes, what manufactor and what model for P4? Or if you have any other suggestions please share them with me.

Thank you very much beforehand,


Last edited by alxwind; 02-21-2005 at 03:24 PM.


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