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Old 10-13-2006, 04:27 PM   #1
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Manriva 2007 Free will not load.

Hi folks, I'm using mandrake 10.1 on my home pc and had really good luck with this version.
However, I just purchased a Gateway TL-52 laptop with 160gb harddrive, 2gb ram and an ATI Radeon graphics card. It has the AMD 64x2 chip set. I downloaded and burned the 3 CD's for the 64 chip for madriva 2007 free and the install started good, but hung up halfway through. I tried a basic install with the first CD and it got to the point that it stated that my system did not support 3d. It appeared to finish installing, but now when I boot into Linux, it hangs at the splash screen. I also tried to install without ACPI. I've downloaded the DVD and will try to install again from that to see if that may help. Any other ideas?
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Make sure plug and play is off in the bios. Also, noapic and nolapic both should be used in installing on a laptop. Either that or turn off all the power stuff intil after you have completed the install. Be sure you have ran the md5sum and have burned at a slower speed.
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Thanks for the info. I had downloaded the DVD version and reinstalled using that disk. Everything seemed to work better, and I chose to install all the desktops and not just the 3d default one. It appears to be working great. Thanks again!


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