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Old 07-17-2005, 01:54 AM   #1
Michael Wilson
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Unhappy Mandrake 10.1 (official distro) freezes during boot


To all those experienced Linux users out there - HELP?
I have installed 10.1 on a second new hard drive, install went through very smoothly (4 CD's)

On re-booting using the LILO screen, the boot starts OK but hangs when the machine gets to the prompt "checking for new hardware".

I can only get out of this by pressing reset!!!
My machine is dual booting with XP PRO on drive one (0)

Linux is installed on the first partition of a new Seagate 200GB drive (drive two in two equal sized partitions)

M/B is an ABIT AT7-MAX2, Hercules Radeon 9200SE AGP graphics, Athlon 2200+ XP, 1GB RAM, DVD and CD re-writers both LG, sound card Terratec DMX 6fire, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse.

The dual booting works perfectly into XP PRO and the LILO start panel comes up without a problem if Linux is selected.

Regards to all, Michael

Last edited by Michael Wilson; 07-17-2005 at 01:55 AM.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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Lilo should give you the option to boot "failsafe"
does this work ?

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