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Old 03-06-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question Advent 9115, Latest Kubuntu and Vista. Won't load installer.


I own an Advent 9115. The specifications of which are:
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2310, (1.46 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium
120GB Hard Drive
2 GB Ram
SiS672 Chipset

I currently have Windows Vista installed and have managed to set up Kubuntu on VMware. Mainly because I'm fed up of trying to get any distro to install on a seperate partition from windows. I have no problems setting up my partition, the problems arise when I try and install. I have tried using several distributions including openSUSE 10.3 (and 10.2), Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Madriva 2007 etc etc. Generally once I chose to install the installer will load so far then just hang up, after a minute or two I can hear the CD stop running. I'm new-ish to linux, despite this I can manage to install it (on a non-hostile system). My BIOS is PhoenixBIOS. Below are a list of (what I believe to be) the relevant settings.

* Main *
System Memory: 640 MB
Extended Memory: 1920 MB

* Info *
BIOS Version: 1.07
EC Version: 1.06

* Advanced *
Execute Disable Bit: Enabled

* Power *
LCD Panel Power Saver: Disabled

* Boot *
LAN Remote Boot: Disabled

I have tried booting with ACPI disabled, this stops the installer loading at all. Can anyone help me on this one?
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Can you try kubuntu _alternate_ installer CD (kinda text mode)

Or in opensuse press F3 and install in text mode.

I have previously had poor compatibility of SiS chipsets and linux.
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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I started this thread around a week ago, I don't know why but it only appeared recently. There is another thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t-9115-626427/

That is also open, it might have some other details.

Tried the xubuntu alternate installer (it too failed). I tried installing with boot options noapci and noauto. Hangs right after displaying "Starting system dog daemon: syslogd, klogd".
 
  


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