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Old 12-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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Installition problems Sony vaio 800 megahertz

Well it all started when Idid something i should not have done without consulting somebody on my Intellistation Z6866. So for the time being that machine was out of commision until i get that problem corrected. My freind brought me a loanner sony vaio 800 megahertz. Now, i think it was running ububtu 6.10. I wanted to try something new, So I looked into another linux version since it is only running at 800 megahertz and does not have much space.I found feather linux did not like the the screen rendering. So I decide I go back with ubuntu a well as try linux mint which most recently came across. I went ubuntu 7.10 and the linux mint 4.0. My screen comes with the same stuff for both of them insteady of the graphic user interface for installition. That stuff is looks like this:

BusyBox v1.1.3(Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
(initramfs) [85.306094] ata1.01: exception Emask 0x0 SAct OxO SErr 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
[85.306160] ata1.01 cmd c8/00:08:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/fo tag 0 cdb 0x0 data 4096 in

After it repeats those line a few times i can hit enter and it give a solid line: (initramsfs)

What does all that mean? I don't know what to do from this point. Is their anyway to install from that or do i need a text installs disc? Or can i run 7.10 or mint 4.0?

Md5sum is good at least for the linux mint. Didn't check ubuntu disc.
Old 12-04-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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I don't know weither this hardware problem or software problem. I kinda post where i thought should go sense it is talking about installing


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