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Old 12-26-2004, 03:58 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 install crash


I have Mandrake 10.1 on CD. I boot from the CD and the system boots to past the Detecting USB devices screen, gives a message "proceeding please wait" then brings up a screen containing

Call Trace:

[<c012f6ae>]

(lots of these repeted..)

(then)
CODE: 75 ob 9c 58 fa ff (etc...)

the system then stops, I can [press keys but all that happens in that a code is shown on the screen with each key press. I have to turn off and restart, I have tried several CDs. They all install fine on another machine.

The system is a Fiujisu Siemens Scenic with 20GB hard drive which has been formated with DOS 6.22, it did run Win XP 100% fine.

Is there a formatting problem? Any ideas welcome.

thanks.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 04:11 AM   #2
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Try removing all USB devices currently connected to the system, then try again.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 05:15 AM   #3
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I have no USB devices connected. I have also tried to format the disk as ext3 using Partition magic with no luck. The partition is formaed ok but it still wont install Mandrake. I have reloaded from a fresh download a new CD. I did get further first few times I tried up to the point of being able to select the packages but the last 13 times I get no further that the screen showing code I posted first. I do sometimes get a message that somthing is trying to be fixed requiring a reboot but nothing happens.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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I just tried Knoppix from a CD in the machine. It works up to the point of it saying it can not find a X driver for the video card in the system and drops to a command prompt.

Looks like I will have to return to WinXP ba humbug. I thought after so many years most of the hardware bugs where out of Linux, looks like NOT :-(
 
Old 12-26-2004, 04:00 PM   #5
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I have created a new install CD from the ISO using Alcohol 120%.

I have disabled the USB in the BIOS.

I run in text mode install.

I get

<0> Kernel Panic fatal exception in interupt

In interrupt handler - not syncing

different but now what?
 
Old 12-26-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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Now I have tried to install XP Pro from CD and I cant copy files (i.e. files are missing) from the install CD. I have used this CD with NO problems on another machine so the CD is OK. Could the CD Drive be the problem? I will buy another tomorrow so which one is the most supported if I get a choise to buy?

I am startingto get fed up with this be it hardware or software. Can anyone through some light on how I can debug this problem please.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:18 AM   #7
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I still can not install....

my motherboard is a 1170 as here

http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/...171/D1171.html

can someone take a look at the spec and tell me if there is anything that is NOT compatable or any switch that will bring the OS into line?

I am out to buy a new CD rom or maybe a DVD drive to see if that helps but I doubt it.

Can anyone recomend a spec of machine to run Mandrake or Debian for amateur radio use. A decent spec but not to expensive :-)
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:53 AM   #8
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What version of knoppix did you try because a newer version may be able to detect the graphics card
 
Old 12-27-2004, 10:42 AM   #9
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The latest from the web download site.... I have just downlaoded all the latest distros from the official sites I am just burning Debian to see if that will work...
 
Old 12-27-2004, 06:17 PM   #10
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I've had problems with lost interrupts before, and they've always been resolved by entering
Code:
linux noapic
right at the start of the install (where you most likely just hit <ENTER>).
 
Old 12-28-2004, 06:44 AM   #11
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Tried that no luck.

I changed the hard drive for a new one that worked 100% under windows/dos. I have attached a new keyboard and mouse to the machine and now all i get is that there is a fault in formating the drive ext3 and the installer quits. I tried to install Debian and when it formats (both drives) it gets to inode 56 and stops dead.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:08 AM   #12
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Is it knoppix 3.7 that you tried?

When installing did you try allocating the disk space manually or by letting mandrake wipe an entire disk?

Is bios configured correctly?

Are the jumpers set correctly on the drives?

Well i usually come up with stupid ideas so i came up with this, install windows xp on it and get it to delete the existing partitions and format it a new partition in fat, then when it finishes copying files so it can restart use mandrake to wipe the disk and install, i cannot see why this cannot work if its a hard disk problem
 
Old 12-28-2004, 01:12 PM   #13
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yes 3.7

I have partitioned the drive using windows XP as FAT32, I have also partitioned and formated with Partition Magic 8 from a dos boot disk. I have asked Debian, Knopix and Mandrake to wipe the entire disk. NOTHING.

Now I have re burned a boot Debian non us cd and checked the checksum perfect. I have a 100% copy from the offical ISO.

I go through the install and partition the disk (10GB) with one boot partition of 1gb set bootable and primary. One 500MB swap and the rest as a linux primary. I can activate the first partition and the swap but when debian trys to format and activate the othe linux partition it stops at 48/69 inode tables.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 01:19 PM   #14
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Sounds like your computer needs to be thrown off a cliff
It seems that your getting all these crappy hardware problems. Have you tried pulling out the hard drive(s), and putting them in another computer with more universal hardware, installing it, and then moving it/them back to your computer? If that doesn't work, it might be something wrong with the hard drive(s).

Last edited by Floydian; 12-28-2004 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 01:54 PM   #15
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I agree but it is LINUX that needs throwing ;-)

I have created a CD from a official ISO I have checked its checksum against that given on the download site and both my copy and the ISO on the web is 100% correct. I burn the CD with both Alcohol 120% and Nero , both time data type 1 24x speed and verify the data 100% EVERY TIME I get pass the problem of the file system not being created on the hard disk and I get to the install moduals etc I get croupt data like this

file:/instmnt/pool/main/p/pam/linpam-modules_0.72-35_i386.deb was corrrupt

What gives is it the CD reader? doubt it as it works 100% under windows, its not the CD I burnt or is it. Feck this is NOT easy what a waste of a holiday.

I went out and bought a linux mag with Fedora3 on the DVD but can see no way of burning this to CD.

The two hdd i tried work fine in other machines and under windows 100%

I dont have a machine I can RISK putting the hard drive into to install Linux.

I thought that Linux was to be usable on older machines not the latest wiz wig boxs.
 
  


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