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Old 09-13-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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Mandriva LE 2005 hangs on install on Laptop

Trying to install on a laptop

In Text Mode it seems to have problems with the internal IDE (80GB) hard disk

get messages hda lost interrupt

Any boot options that get round this problem


Old 09-14-2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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Bumping this (which I RARELY if ever do --bad Netiquette and usually not necessary)

--BUT am I REALLY the only person who's had trouble installing on a Laptop) with the Boot CD.

I dom't really want to download another 3 - 4GB for say 2006 if THAT has a problem installing as well.

The only other piece of info I can give is that my Laptop already had a DUAL boot SUSE 9.3 and Windows XP pro (with SP2) with SUSE's GRUB installed. --Maybe Mandrake can't get rid of the GRUB / SUSE Bootloader before starting it's work --surprising as normally the whole start up is loaded into a RAMDISK from which partitions can get formatted etc etc.


Old 09-14-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
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I seem to remember reading something about this "lost interupt" error, though none of my harddrives ever had this.
Maybe you should search the forums and Google for this error.



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