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Old 06-05-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Installation problems with Mandrake 10.0 on a Laptop

I tried to install Mandrake 10.0 on my Laptop (Pentium4 2,4 MHz, mobility Radeon 9600), but after "detecting USB devices" the installation freezes. The CDs are working on other Computers.
Does anyone know what do do?
Please help!
Old 06-05-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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You apparently have the same problem i do... i couldn't install mandrake.

The problem comes from the incompatiblity with the Texas Intrument IEEE 1394 port... I haven't found any solution, because even skipping it, Mandrake is forced to read it. I so have to give up over mandrake... there is no apparent solution to this problem. Either install Gentoo if you have courage and patience, or, if someone has a solution i would like to know it.
Old 06-05-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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After my last post, i decided to try again and found a solution. You need to know a bit of mandrake to do it correctly.

1. Boot the first CD of mandrake, and when you see "Press F1 for more options" do it.
2. Type:
boot: expert noauto
(i am unsure if its noauto, type F2 for advanced options and check for something that says that you must prevent it to auto detect hardware)

once that is done, follow the instructions on screen. It won't try to detect what made your linux crash previously, but yet, that is if you had the same problem as me.

I hope you'll get to install linux and good luck !
Old 06-06-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Thank you very much!
I'll try the installation without autodetecting Hardware.
Old 06-06-2004, 09:02 AM   #5
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I had the same problem on many machines. Where it would work on some it wouldn't load the blue line.

I solved the problem by using 52 speed cd's when burning the iso.

I had always been using 12 speed CD blanks and never noticed any problems except for the
man iso's.

Where rc1 versions and betas would work on the 12 speed discs, the full versions would only work on some desktops but not my laptop.
When I used the 52 speed discs on the laptop the boot would allow me to upgrade the man 10.0 rc1 already on.


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