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Cliff Rowley wrote:
> Sad Jack wrote:
>> 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.
> Is there some kind of boot or virus protection switched on in your BIOS?
> Perhaps something that prevents the boot loader from being
> overwritten? Although that doesn't explain the detection weirdness.
> Only thing I can think of, aside from some funky unsupported hardware.
>> 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?
> Hmm interesting. Maybe if you could boot Slackware 10.1 or boot the
> livecd's in failsafe and save your dmesg output it might provide some
> more insight (maybe).
Thanks for the replies.
some interesting suggestions there especially about the bios. Can't
check it just now as I'm mid way through installing Fedora Core 3 which
at least is installing the packages same as Slacware 10.1. Not got to
the stage where grub is written yet, so heres fingers crossed that at
least I will get some form of linux on this thing.
I'll check out the bios as soon as it reboots
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