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Old 07-18-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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2005LE Installation Hangs

Ok, I'm not a real Linux pro or anything; the last experience I've had with Linux was Mandrake 9.2, and I only used that as an alternative for Windows for a few days. I've been trying to install Mandriva 2005 LE now, and I encounter a problem each time.

I boot off the CD and get to the menu where it says to Press Enter to install or Press F1 for more options, so I press Enter. A progress bar appears, and it goes by pretty fast, then it takes me to another screen that has a picture of Tux and it says "Limited edition 2005 LINUX". There is a progress bar there, too, but nothing ever happens. The progress bar never moves, and the computer stops responding. I'm 100% sure the hard drive is in working order; I downloaded Seagate's diagnostic software, ran it, and it said the drive was in perfect shape.

Here are my system specs:

AMD Sempron 2600 (overclocked from 1600MHz to 1826MHz)
Chaintech VNF3-250
512MB Generic PC2100 + 256MB Kingston PC2100
Gigabyte Radeon 9200
Seagate 7200.7 series SATA 80GB

Any idea what the problem could be? I'm downloading the CD 1 ISO from another location as I type this; could the ISO have been corrupt?
Old 07-18-2005, 08:19 PM   #2
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Ok! I moved my hard drive to the other SATA port and now I can hit escape during the progress bar and show the status of the install. However, it's stuck on "Detecting USB Devices." What could be taking so long to detect? I only have one thing plugged in, and that's my mouse. \

Edit: Well, apparently my mouse does not play well with Linux. It's a Logitech Marble Mouse. I found that if it's unplugged while I install, it starts up nice and smoothly like it should. If it's plugged in while I install, the install hangs. Grrr.

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