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Old 06-05-2009
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Installing Mandriva impossible
  

Since several weeks, I am facing a problem with Linux installation. I don't know much about this OS, but I wanted to move over it. I first installed Ubuntu that worked smoothly, but I had a problem with screen resolution that I have failed to resolve. So I am trying to install Mandriva, as I have done but the installation freezes quickly.

Actually it freezes after a series of lines in text mode and tried the different choices of the "kernel options" when I choose "No Local APIC" there are a series of lines and it stops at the line:
pci 0000:00:1 E.0 PREFETCH window: 0x0000 ...

Before, it was stated that "ACPI: ACPI bus type pnp unregistered" and "PnPBIOS: Disabled". Is this normal?

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Re: Installing Mandriva impossible

Have you tried the "No ACPI" and/or "No Local APIC" and/or "vga = 790" option? Also what version are you using? Just try some other one.
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Re: Installing Mandriva impossible

Yes when I choose kernel options in "No ACPI" it goes a bit further but it still ends by block. For "No Local APIC", it changes nothing and doing so causes freezing very quickly. And for VGA = 790, I do not see where I can choose it ...

I am using "Mandriva Linux One 2009.1 KDE4". Can some other version fix the problem?
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Re: Installing Mandriva impossible

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Can some other version fix the problem?
Yes, it happens if your computer is too old.

As against your problem, I suppose it is because of bad BIOS. You should try to update it from Windows.
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Re: Installing Mandriva impossible

Ok, but the problem is that I can not just start the computer, then how can I update the BIOS?

Against using the key combination "Alt Impr R", then "ctrl alt f1" I can switch to text mode after the install (no ACPI) comes up. Then I type "root" localhost after login, and I write "startx" and then it gives me black screen fixed after showing a series of black and white screens very soon ...

When I repeat my key combination, I am back in text mode, and it writes:
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

giving up
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Servor error.
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Re: Installing Mandriva impossible

i have mandriva one 2009.1 kde 4.1 on CD and i want to try it on my friends PC(Intel motherboard,2 GB ram,core 2 duo processor)..i kept the cd in drive and restarted.first appearance is nice but when the option "choose your language" mouse and keyboard are not working...what can i do...
i tried it in another system which is i686..only terminal is coming...
please help me...
i can assure that there is no problem in downloading the .iso image and burning it on CD....
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