[wellylug] Mandrake 10
smar_tarse at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 29 20:23:07 NZST 2004
God this all seems pretty full on, is there anywhere one can go to get it
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Black" <pete at marchingcubes.com>
To: <wellylug at lists.wellylug.org.nz>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [wellylug] Mandrake 10
> It's very possible your laptop has a buggy ACPI implementation - I have
> seen this on both of my AMD systems with various kernels.
> You will probably be able to boot the machine by passing 'acpi=off noapic
> nolapic' arguments to the kernel - precisely how you do this in the
> mandrake installer I don't know (dropped mandrake after 9.0 or so), but
> this is the number 1 source of 'can't even boot the kernel' trouble I have
> Someone else will likely be able to tell you in more detail how to pass
> kernel args in the mandrake installer, and it is by no means the only
> possible issue, but it would be my first guess.
>>--- Steve Macdonald <smar_tarse at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>Ok have never used this before so dont know how I go about posting
>>You've done OK so far :-)
>>>I have just brought a copy of Mandrake 10 and went to install it on my
>>>which is an Packard Bell Easynote C3, has a athlon XP 2600 processor 512
>>>Ram SIS 740 Graphics adaptor and the rest of the things that come with
>>>have never used or installed Linux before and was told that Mandrake was
>>>best place for me to start.
>>Best is debateable, but it is certainly up there :-)
>>>Unfortunatly when I run the set up I only get as
>>>far as it asking if I want to install Mandrake and hit enter the screen
>>>goes blank and does nothing after this. I tried all the advanced options
>>>setup and the same thing happens or it appears to freeze.
>>>What am I doing wrong or can I not install it on my machine
>>Details from this web site (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/ab374/) give
>>hints, but suggest that on that laptop, with SiS based graphics/lan/modem
>>might have some problems with pretty much any version of Linux. It does at
>>least prove that Linux can be installed & used on that Laptop.
>>My normal approach in this sort of case is to try a LiveCD to check
>>compatabilty first. My preferred one is PCLinuxOS. If this fires up OK,
>>chances are that you'll get Mandrake installed OK.
>>Let me know if you are interested in trying a copy.
>>There are a number of things you can try to get around the problem, but
>>prob not the easiest thing to play with if you are not familiar with
>>It is something you may be best off bringing to a meeting to get some help
>>working through it.
>> Brent Wood
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