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Old 11-16-2005, 11:18 AM   #1
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Linux on an HP A1130N


Has anyone monitoring this forum been successful in installing the 64-bit package of Mandrivia on an HP a1130n or similar box (Athlon 64, ATI chipset, ATI X200 IGFX, HP BIOS)? I attempted to install 10.2 on this box last night and it hung on something to do with USB detection. Specifying "no detection" or noapic was still unsuccessful. I finally went to a text only installation and again, the install seems to hang on something to do with USB. I apologize for not having the exact message details. Has anyone successfully installed any flavor of 64 Linux on a similar box? Thanks very much for your input!
 
Old 01-04-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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I have installed Mandriva 2006 on mine. I had to use the noapic nolapic acpi=off irqpoll options when booting. The only problems are that the USB and Serial ports don't work. Not sure if there are any other problems as those keep driving me nuts.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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Legacy USB

I was eventually successful in getting most distros I tried by disabling Legacy USB Support in the BIOS. Once I did that, I never had to specify any boot time options and USB and Serial work just fine. Just thought I'd let you know. Thanks for the reply to my post!

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Old 01-06-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks very much! I'll try that out tonight. If you had to use any different options at boot, I'd be happy to hear about them. Seems to be issues with the drive controller on some distro's. (Slackware, Debian, and Ubuntu are notable on this list.) SimplyMepis boots as a live cd but the usb has been down. Looking forward to trying your fix. I've been playing with this stuff for a few years now and this is the worst problem I've ever had with hardware.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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HP a1130n

marklori,
Like you, I have found installing Linux on the a1130n to be the most challenging of any installation and normally, Linux installs as easy as any OS I play with. I didn't try Debian or Slackware as you have mentioned in your post, but I was successful with both the latest versions of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I did have the double-clock speed issue with Kubuntu and the fixes I found in the forums didn't work for me. I also was successful with SuSE 10 and Madrivia all by simply setting USB Legacy Support to "Disabled" in the HP BIOS. No boot options were necessary. I would like to experiment with the 64 version of these packages but I can't get the ATI drivers to work and I don't like running in VESA. Keep me apprised of any new developments you come up against. I really like the a1130n as a desktop and I'd much rather run Linux than Windows Media Edition.

Greg Zenitsky
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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Unhappy no luck yet

I tried disabling the legacy usb support and no change. I even tried a full install and updates (manually brought in on cd from work) but no joy yet.

I'm puzzled about your success with opensuse and ubuntu. I tried both. Suse locks up at the reboot during the install and ubuntu has problems reading packages from the cd and intermittent intervals. I tried 5 different cd's to no avail. (Including buying 2LinuxFormat mags to get ubuntu on cd and suse on dvd)

Even knoppix won't boot up. This thing is wierd.

Thanks for your interest, my original post last week has generated no responses.

I did add a nVidia card, a tv tuner card, and a serial port card to the base system. The nVidia and tv cards work fine. The serial has no driver. (although suse saw the us robotics modem attached to it even though mandrake can't)
 
  


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