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From: Sad Jack <sadjack45@...>
Subject: Re: Install problems
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 16:10:14 +0000
Sad Jack wrote:
> 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
> 
> Cheers

OK

FC 3 is loaded and running. Grub was installed and works fine.

FC3 has not detected the graphics or the screen correctly and at the
moment I am stuck with 800x600 resolution or lower.

I would suggest at this stage its a hardware detection problem with the
other distro and that FC3 is a little more accomodating!

Its not my preferred install and I'll keep looking for a way to get
gentoo so if there are any more suggestions, please keep them coming!

By the way there is no settings in the bios that cause a problem with
writing the bootloader.

Thanks again
-- 
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