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Not able to install Mandriva 2011 on Sony vaio VGN Not able to install Mandriva 2011 on Sony vaio VGN-SR290

#1 Guest_sai krishna_*

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:35 AM

Hi,

I have a sony vaio VGN-SR290 laptop came with Windows Vista Business edition 32 bit.
I have used partition manager and made an 40 GB drive.
I have downloaded Mandriva One 2011 32 bits iso and made the bootable disc.
I changed the boot priority to DVD drive and began installation.
first it starts booting and loads some files and gave me two options 1) to launch 2) new installation
i have selected new installation then installation starts and suddenly it throws white screen and after some time DVD drive stops reading DVD.

Please help..

Thanks & Regards,
Sai krishna
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:20 AM

Have you tried option 1. You might have a corrupt disc. If option 1 works, you should be able to install from there too. If option 1 fails, I would burn another disc. Try burning the disc at the slowest speed you can to avoid corruption. Also use the md5sum check to confirm you have a valid iso file before burning.
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#3 Guest_Nafcom_*

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

I am having the exact same error with my Sony Vaio VGN-FW46M if I try any other VGA mode than default. With default I am getting vertigal green stripes and that was it.

I also found while googling no way to switch to text mode install?

Thanks in advance!
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#4 Guest_Nafcom_*

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

I found the solution here: http://mandrivausers...-dvd-dodgy-vga/

I wonder why this is mentioned nowhere as I bet many people have this problem or will have and most of them will just give up and move away!
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