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Old 04-09-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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Help with installing any type of linux


I am trying to install mandriva 2005 and i can't see to know what the problem is but when i pop cd in to install and turn on my pc, It will restart when i press enter to install mandrake it restarts and comes back to it. I have tried red hat and still no luck. it installs on my other pc just fine and i took the hardrive and switched it and it restarts when it loads from hardrive. what can i do to fix this?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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Did you setup your bios to boot from cd? Press f1, f8 or del to enter bios while computer is starting.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
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yes i said to boot from a cd useing my options but it still restarts everytime i press enter to install. maybe there is a alt to this like ing bash# typeing linux mem=768m

i really wish for linux to work so reply if there is anything you come up on
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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Do you have any live cd to try if rebooting also repeats?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:23 PM   #5
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live cds don't work either they just reboot same as it does when installing
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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Please post more information about the machine in question i.e. what make and model is it, what bios version you are using and any other relevent information that you can think of.

We would like to solve your issue in less then twenty questions.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 11:11 PM   #7
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We deffinately need hardware specs.

Also, before it reboots, does any text dump to the screen?

It seems/sounds to me that the kernel begins to boot and something in your system it doesnt like and hence the reboot.

Funny it doesn't panic and freeze....

Post more info.

Thanks,
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:16 PM   #8
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at the bash prompt, type acpi=off and see if that doesn't help
 
Old 04-14-2006, 11:06 PM   #9
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Specs

The spects of my system is the fallowing:\

Compaq presario SR1103WM

Celeron D proccessor with 768m of ram.
1 Gforce FX graphic card 5200
40 gb hard drive
Phinox bios - but i don't know version...
Any more info need please tell me

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Old 04-14-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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We deffinately need hardware specs.

Also, before it reboots, does any text dump to the screen?

It seems/sounds to me that the kernel begins to boot and something in your system it doesnt like and hence the reboot.

Funny it doesn't panic and freeze....

Post more info.

Thanks,
Scott
There is no text when you press enter the bar loads then it just reboots from that no text dumping or anything. I was thinking maybe enter is the key for restart when booting...
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:02 PM   #11
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at the bash prompt, type acpi=off and see if that doesn't help

The acpi=off seems to stop it from restart... But it freeszes when loading ( i have only tried it once ) But what does this thing do because i want to make sure i can load linux everytime with out typeing that in. If anyone else can help me then that be great.
 
  


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