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Old 02-16-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Mandrake 10 beta 2 Freezes on boot


I just installed Mandrake 10 Beta 2 and after install when I get to the Grub screen I pick Linux and then it goes to a blank screen and just sits there. I have an Asus K8V Deluxe Board with an Athlon 64 3200, Radeon 9800XT 256 meg, sound blaster live 5.1, Maxtor ata 133 120 gig, and a Maxtor sata150 120 gig drive, I have tried cutting off USB 2, disabling acpi, reinstall, I also have tried the VESA video driver and the fglrx video. Nothing is working and I am stuck PLEASE help, I am trying to get this up and running with 3d so I can show my friends Unreal Tournament 2004 demo in LINUX!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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ASUS has a high rate of BIOS updates for that board:
http://www.asus.com/support/download...xe&Type=Latest

It could be relevant...
AMD64 is rather new and MDK is still in beta, and ASUS is updating so you may just have to be patient. SUSE has had longer exposure to AMD64, so you might try that.


Are you not getting any diagnostics whatsoever? You could try MDK 9.2 rc 1 AMD64 or SUSE for AMD64 instead of running the 32bit version.

I wish I could be of more help. I wish I had your hardware.

Which drive did you install into? There were problems with SATA earlier. Did the installation detect them both? Did you need to use a driver floppy?

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Old 02-16-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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ITs BETA so i think it CAN (generally WILL) be broken
so wait for STABLE RELEASE
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:08 PM   #4
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Hmm

I tried the 64bit version and had less success than with the not 64bit. I have the latest bios (I was thinking like you think ) and I am sure they will have this resolved by the time the final version is out. I am just trying to get this fixed for two reasons, as a learing experience & so I can show my friends that Linux is great for gaming. I remember when unreal tournament first came out and they gave an installer for Linux, my friend and I spent a month getting 3d to work with our geforce 2's and getting UT to work. It was fun though, I am hoping things get a lot easier/polished so others will start to use Linux and Micr****t will have a true competitor. Thanks for the suggestions and for any future help!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 05:11 PM   #5
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Well.. Have u tried any other distros which support AMD 64 ?? like SuSE 9 or anything ?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:05 AM   #6
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Yes

I mentioned earlier that I used fedora, but could not get 3d working. I prefer Mandrake...
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:37 AM   #7
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I thought one of the strengths of Linux was that if you knew what you were doing you could get the OS to show you what is wrong and you could therefore fix it?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 02:36 PM   #8
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Hello? Any Linux Gurus out there?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:39 AM   #9
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I guess I stumped you all! Impressive...
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:14 PM   #10
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Perhaps your grub configuration is wrong. Try a rescue boot from your first installation CD and examine the grub configuration. If you can boot the installation from a rescue CD, you should be able to get grub to work somehow. The installer booted, so you should be able to get the distro to boot.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #11
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Grub

Hmm I can get there but really dont know what I am looking for? I am not very experienced with thecommand line part of Linux. Can you give me some suggestions? Oh and i am using lilo
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:59 PM   #12
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I tried to boot to linux and got this error general protection fault 0000[#1] CPU: 0
EIP 0098:[<00001B4C>] NOT TAINTED VLI
EFLAGS: 00010097
EIP is at 0x1b4c
eax: 00002281 ebx: 00000050 ecx: 00010000 edx: 00000001
esi: 000018fa edi: 00000015 ebp: efe90000 esp: efe9dee2
ds: 00b0 es: 00b0 ss: 0068


bad EIP Value
kernel panic: attempted to kill init!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:40 AM   #13
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No clue about the crash.

can you list here these files and outputs?:
cat /etc/lilo.conf
cat /etc/fstab
From a rescue disc, these may have to refer to some path where your filesystem is mounted like cat /mnt/etc/fstab
That should may show why lilo is not working... Lilo normally works by you setting in lilo.conf the location of the bootloader (to floppy or to which disk partition) and the location of the partition to boot for linux or other os. You then run lilo which writes the bootloader where you told it to write. If at boot lilo runs as far as the menu, then you likely put the loader where you need it. There may be a problem with the partition specification, or a missing driver. There was a problem with SATA drivers when SATA was new. Show us your stuff and we may be able to figure it out.
 
  


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