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Hi Jack, got the same issue with an Acer
On 5/26/05, Sad Jack <sadjack45@...> wrote:
> I've installed gentoo on my desktop and I'm trying now to get it to run
> as a dual boot with Win XP on my laptop.
> Whenever I try and boot from the install CD (the same one used to
> install on my desktop, the current universal 2005) installation hangs
> after 'ok installing the kernel'. Nothing seems to happen, no disk
> access (CD or Hard drive).
> I've tried other distros..Suse, Ubuntu, Puppy, the only one that gets me
> passed the above is Slackware 10.1 which goes through the complete
> install but cannot write lilo to boot. Just says it can't write and says
> to do it manually.
> In any case I want Gentoo!!!
> Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi
> Intel Pentium M 760 Processor
> ATI Mobility Radeon X700 with 128Mb
> 100GB hard drive
> DVD re writer
> 1GB DDR2 533
> The hard drive has a small restore partition with recovery tools hidden
> under windows and seen in linux as /dev/hda1. The windows install is at
> /dev/hda2. I have the rest as unallocated space at the mo awaiting
> (hopefully) Gentoo.
You can disable this partition from BIOS, the setting is called D2D something.
Also check for the virus protection, that may be silly-protecting the
MBR of the hard drive.
> I get the feeling that its at the hardware detection stage that is the
> problem as live CD's when booted in failsafe load and work OK. I can't
> find a failsafe option to boot Gentoo, is there one?
> I've looked around the forums and this problem has been highlighted by
> others but I do not see a solution. Any ideas would be very gratefully
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it's not impossible, I'm running gentoo for more than one year in my lap :)
Jordi Molina Casas (warp3r)
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