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Old 10-03-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Exclamation Installation stops in the middle of bootup (on new machine)

Ok, I have at the least 5 different Linux distros and they used to work fine on my old machine (Pentium III, 533mhz, 128+64 MB RAM) Now I recently purchased a relatively cheap motherboard+cpu combo deal (board=mercury, cpu=AMD Duron 1.2 Ghz, Ram=256 DDR) and that's where the problems started. Each and every one of my Linux distros stop booting in the middle of the installation bootup. Windows works just fine. So what's wrong with that? Are my linux distros not made for AMD? I have Libranet, Evil Entity, Agnula, Kubuntu and Dyne:Bolic. Somebody told me it's got something to do with the software, not hardware. Don't all Lnux distros work basically on all architectures? Please somebody help me!?

PS: most of the distros stop booting at "RAMDISK: compressed image found in block 0", sometimes earlier or later (CDRom speed ceases down til it finally stops)

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Old 10-04-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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Re: Installation stops in the middle of bootup (on new machine)

Originally posted by lostinpurdy
Don't all Lnux distros work basically on all architectures? Please somebody help me!?
I seriously doubt that's your problem... Linux runs AMD and Intel CPU's and Chipsets pretty much with it's eyes closed.. If it were MY box.... I'd be looking into the BIOS settings...
Old 10-04-2005, 01:49 AM   #3
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2 Bad distros

I think someone is telling you it is time to get rid of two of those distros. If you get rid of the correct two, and you work diligently, your plans will succeed. See my signature for further details. Don't believe with your eyes and ears, but believe.
Old 10-05-2005, 09:56 PM   #4
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well.... not too much response so far.. ok I looked at the bios settings and as far as I can see there's nothing wrong with that. Boot is set to CD/DVD Rom. I tried some different CD+IDE settings but still stops on bootup (cd slows down, etc..) or it doesen't boot at all. Maybe I have a wrong or too old CD(RW) drive? Any more input = highly appreciated

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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Just removed as I think I was misleading you.

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