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Old 07-13-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Freezing on "attempting to mount CD:- /dec/hdc"

I have WinXP & FC4 dual-booted on my notebook. Trying to install Gentoo and wipe out FC4.

Trying to install Linux (gentoo) for the first time. I burned "install-x86-minimal-2006.0.iso", tossed in the CD and it's been stuck for 5min on "attempting to mount CD:- /dec/hdc". This is after finishing with "mount CD:- dev/hda" through to /hda3.

I was able to get around this by typing "gentoo-nofb ide=nodma" at the boot: prompt. Now I have 3 other errors that I'm stuck on:

Failed to auto-scramble root password for security.

Hdc: DMA Interrupt Recovery
Hdc: lost interrupt

SQUASHFS error: zlib_fs returned unexpected result 0xfffffffd
SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block 29a36ff, size 4abd

Any help would be great!

Old 07-14-2006, 03:24 AM   #2
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lost interupt: pass noapic to the kernel at the boot: prompt.

SQUASHFS: have you run the checksum? Though I have heard of this being associated with large amounts of RAM or faulty RAM. (Pass mem=768 at the boot: prompt to restrict mem available to the firmware and see...)


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