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?