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frieza 08-04-2003 10:12 PM

ide hard drive problem
my computer (a 700mhz duron) quit working recently, linux will only boot up to the point where it gets to

Partition Check:

then crashes and must be physically turned off and back on to reboot

note this happens regardless of what hard drive i put in or where the hard drive is

any help would be appreciated
it happens even when booting from the install cd!

zero_copy 08-06-2003 02:44 AM

if u can give some more info...give some output on the terminal when it crashes and so on....

frieza 08-06-2003 12:19 PM

sure, it gave me the standard bootup, up to the point where it says

Partition check:

then it just hangs up and does not respond to anything except flipping the switch on the back of the power supply tha's all i can give you

frieza 08-06-2003 12:20 PM

other than the fact that the bios detects it just fine

Electro 08-06-2003 01:24 PM

It sounds like the processor is going. My system did the same thing but it was both the motherboard and the processor. After a few weeks that I got it working, the power supply went.

I think your processor is a slot A. They can be found at Directron. You can check eBay but be careful. Don't buy Thunderbird Athlons unless your board supports them.

I suggest you put the hard drive on another system and mount it as read-only. Then copy the files using the perserve option to another hard drive.

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