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Old 07-13-2004, 05:36 PM   #1
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FC2, Mandrake 9.2, 10.0, installation freeze

For some reason whenever I try to install any of those versions (those are the only ones I have tried) it freezes right on the second screen (with like alt f4 to view kernel and some other stuff at the bottom). It is always at the same part, and I can't figure out whats wrong. 2 of the disks I have used before on another machine. I tried the text install, no luck, it all stops at the one screen.

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Old 07-15-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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Please give more info on what is on the Alt F4 screen or one of the other virtual screen.
Are the drives making any noise or the lights flashing?

Need more info.

Old 07-15-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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I figured it out last night, sorry I didn't post sooner, but I had work today so didnt really have time - although I am at work now, getting ready to leave. Anyway, it was a problem detecting my ram it would appear. All I did was change my mem to 1024 and it worked. There is another problem now though, If I leave my USB's at 2.0, it won't boot up - it gets stuck at loading my USB ports. When I just made them 1.1 it boots fine. Is there anyway around this, so that in the off chance I need the USB 2.0 I would have it?
Old 08-04-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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I have exacly the same probleme, and i dont know how did u did, can you answer me exacly what you did, that would be nice of you.
Thanks again
Old 08-04-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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hi there

why don't chek out our media
i too faced same kind of problems
it may happen that they work fine on another machines,there u need to check for some physical damage to ur CD's etc.. also it depends on ur CD rom drive

Old 08-04-2004, 04:05 PM   #6
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Sorry, I forgot about this forum untill I recieved notice that somone posted here today... Anyway, I figured out the problem. When I deactivated USB 2.0 on my chipset the problem went away. I initially thought it had to do with ram, but I was wrong. I dont know how I am going to fix it though so that I can use USB 2.0. Honestly I havent been using linux alot lately...I'm about ready to check out of it honestly =( . Not that I think windows is better but there are alot of games that I want to play that I can't play on linux. I will probobly run it on a server when I get one...Anyway good luck.

So here is exactly what I did. I go into the bios. Then I go to onboard devices (or something like that). There is a choice for USB. If you go to it you can switch it to 1.1 instead of 2.0, thats what I did and it worked.

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