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Old 01-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
Cyber Strike
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Linux Install - Reboot Loops Forever (Kernel?)

Hey, alright i've downloaded like 9 different Linux distros in hopes that it wasn't me. But, after seeing none of them work on my computer (and they all work on my other computer) I can see there is a problem.

Distros i've tried on this computer: Slax, Fedora Core 2, Fedora Core 3, College Linux, Morphix, Suse 9.1 Personal & Suse 9.1 LiveCD.

Anyways, none of them work. They load when my computer restarts, loads kernel (by the looks of things, anyways) then reboots my computer, and the process starts all over again, loads kernel, reboots...and repeat.

I don't know how to fix the problem. I would LOVE to have Suse on my machine, i've seen/read good things about it. I've played with the LiveCDs on my other computer (my parents computer) with Slax, and I thought it was great. However, I can't even get the LiveCDs to work on my computer.

If anyone knows how to deal with this please let me know...I would be greatly appreciative...thank you.

System Specifications:

Monitor: ViewSonic A70f PerfectFlat

Video: ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128MB DDR PCI

Sound: RealTek Onboard Audio

Hard-Disk(s): I have two. Samsung 80GB, and another one that I can't remember brand of (sorry).

CD-ROM: Lite-On 4832K SOHC

Input Devices: Microsoft Wireless Desktop


Again, any help to fix this endless loop of nothingness would be great. Thank you!
Old 01-30-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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If anyone else knows of this issue, is it a 3D card fault? Or what...I'm desperate here. I need this for school and without it i'm going to be seriously screwed...
Old 01-30-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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With all those distros doing the same thing it's definitely hardware, I'd check the ram, 90% of the time in my experience when you have rebooting issues due to hardware it's the ram.

You did have WIn or something else on this box previously working right, right?
Old 01-30-2005, 07:59 PM   #4
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Windows XP Home is working on it right now. It's working well too.

512MB of RAM.


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