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Old 08-27-2003, 05:05 PM   #1
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Mandrake Install failure and I think its the motherboard

Hi guys and gals,

I have a brand spanking new Abit BH7 mobo with Intel 845e chipset and a P4 CPU. A wonderful combination I thought after a wait to afford the upgrade. However, I have experienced a variety of problems rendering an installation of either mdk 9.0 or 9.1 complete failures, which is especially annoying as I have both installed elsewhere.

Firstly, I found the DVD drive failed to be read and the log returns a DATA_ERROR in response to the request for isofs.... Not an issue with the DVDs I used as I have separate install CDs as well.

Tried a network install which rendered alternative failures when the attempted detection of network drives for the onboard LAN occurred.

The most significant thing I have noticed which cannot be good is the following in the boot from the floppy just prior to the failures:

PCI: Device not available because of resource collisions
CH4: ide_setup_pci_device: could not enable device

I have no idea what this means despite trawling google so any idea would be good. I have realised the CH4 refers to the chipset.

Basically, are there issues with linux (or mdk linux) and the mobo I have. Again failed to find anything on the web.

Any ideas including hardware, BIOS settings et al greatly appreciated. Have tried pci=biosirq and disabled apic but these have made no difference.

Thanks in anticipation
Old 08-27-2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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Make sure plug-n-pray is disabled in the BIOS
Old 08-28-2003, 03:14 AM   #3
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No way to disable pnp in the bios. There just is no option unforturnately....

Any other ideas appreciated?

Oh and to complicate matters further. Changed a few things in the bios this morning.

Changed the boot order to be cdrom, floppy, hdd-0 (this should not have affected anything?)

Disabled onboard USB because I just dont need it.

The result of this was that the cdrom is now detected but fails to continue due to the following:

error in exec of stage2 :-(
trying to execute /usr/bin/runinstall2 from the installation volume
the following fatal error occurred
FATAL ERROR in stage 1: Not a directory

Some sites are suggesting this is to do with the DVD drive but after everythingelse I am not so sure.

All ideas greatly received......


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