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Old 01-27-2004, 07:00 AM   #1
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Question PB iGo 6208 Laptop - No success w/ several distributions


I'm trying to install Mandrake Linux 9.2 on my laptop

My hardware is (if you need more info let me know):
Packard-Bell iGo 6208 Laptop
512 ram
60 gig's HDD (linux on 33 gig partition)
ATI Radeon graph card
USB 2.0 (sitecom) card for an external 120 g HDD (although I've removed both and re-installed without the card without noticable differences)


I've installed Mandrake several times, each time it hangs up on me about halfway the prog bar. Second time I boot it displays an extensive list of drivers and services, etc and then starts to list an EXTREMELY long list along the lines of:

<abc01010101> bla bla bla bla [kernel]

After 10 mins or so of this it reboots and does the same thing...

If I start it in "failsafe" mode, I get a text prompt that doesn't react to anything (not sure if hanging though).

Last output:
Telling INIT to go to single user mode
INIT: Going single user

After this it's pretty much dead.

At the beginning list of drivers I also get:

modprobe: insmod ehci-hcd [failed]


Hangs... no much info there

SuSe Live Eval

Hangs also... last output is:
Starting kernel PCMCIA

I googled for PCMIA and read at several places that this is a common problem when installing Linux on laptops, although I haven't been able to figure out what to do

Any help is much appreciated!

Old 01-27-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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Would the included manual with the commercial package be a good source of info?

I'd love to switch, but can't even try it out like this

Last edited by Maqueo; 01-27-2004 at 02:13 PM.


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