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Old 11-16-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question Mandrake problem with 1GB RAM

Hi! I have a problem with mandrake 9.1
I tried to install then , it just boot ,I press to install,and nothing happends.
I make a boot disk with fix/update ( and then the installation completed.But after reboot in the main menu to choose (linux,linux enterprise,windows) only the windows works, all the others no :-)
I have GA-7N400 Pro2
AMD 2600+
ATI 9200

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!
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Quote from Mandrake 9.1 errata page -

Error scenario: Booting the installer, a machine with a lot of memory (1GB or more) hangs with flashing caps/scroll lock LEDs (Bugzilla #3198).
Why: It seems as though there is framebuffer trouble with certain video cards on machines with a high amount of memory.
Solution: At the installer splash screen when you first boot off the CD or floppy disks, press F1 and type "linux vga=0".

Hope that sorts you out.
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The problem now is not with the installation (with the fix\update i found in this page) but when i'm going to start linux!
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I have an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard, MSI TI4200 video, 1Gb RAM, AMD XP2500+, dual-boot (Linux Mandrake 9.1/W2k), DVD-ROM, Yamaha CD-RW and 6-way flash card reader. I ended up installing Mandrake 9.1 with only 512M RAM initially. After I had done all the updates, I installed the second 512M stick and everything seems to work smoothly. I had a hell of a time doing the install with the 1G installed.

I had tried all the other install messages, but none work for me.

Hope this helps.



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