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Old 06-07-2007, 06:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy *HELP!* Having trouble installing Mandriva 2007 spring free

Hi guys!

I have been trying to install mandriva Linux for quite some time, but every time I am about to install it, the screen merely goes blank and will not respond. I press enter on the install mandriva now, and it loads the kernel, then simply freezes. I have tried ACPI=Off and IDE=NoDMA by pressing F3 and adding the commands with spaces e.g. splash=silent acpi=off IDE=Nodma into the text box. It seems to have no effect. I'm using the DVD version of the free edition.

Thank you so much for reading!

Computer Info:
2 SATA HDD 160GB. C with Windows XP, D that is blank.
AMD Athlon X2 5600
ATi Radeon X1600XT 512MB

I'm a complete Linux newbie, but I really want to get into it!
Old 06-07-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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What's the latest line you see from the kernel loader before the system reboots?
What are your computer specifications? What about your graphics card?
Old 06-08-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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Cool Fixed

I managed to sort it out! I added the following options: ACPI=Off IRQPoll

Everytime i load linux now, i have to use those options. Its a bit annoying =| By the way, my 3D card and everything are in the computer info section on my first post, its always been there.

PS: I am using Linux to tell you all this now
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You don't have to enter these options manually each time you boot up. Add them to /boot/grub/menu.lst, either by editing that file directly or through MCC/Boot.



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