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Old 06-10-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
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Installation problems

I'm trying to install Mandrake 10.0 on 1.33 GHZ Athlon Thunderbird, with 512 MB PC2100 ram, ASUS A7M266 MB. I have two hard drives with Win98se as primary partition on first plus extended partitions(20 gig), and extended partitions on second (60 out of 80 gig). I'm trying to install Mandrake on last 20 gigs of my second HD.
Now for my problem. When I first tried to install it I got as far as selecting "use free space" in partition option before it froze. Now I can't even get that far, it just freezes. I DL isos from the web and burned them on CD's. I'm booting from CD. I have CDrom and CD burner, I tried changing from which one it boots to no result.
What's going on? I tried searching for the solution and read some suggestions about adding noapic when installing? Will this solve my problem, and how do I do it? I'm kinda newbie when it comes to linux.
Also last year I installed Mandrake 9.1, I believe, on this computer with no problems. I had to uninstall it.

Old 06-11-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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Try a text mode install, just type "text" at the "boot:" prompt and press enter.
Old 06-11-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thx it worked.
I have another problem now. I was changing the resolution during setup from 1024 to higher one, and clicked Test. Now all I see is a blue background with x cursor. How do I get back to setup?


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