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Problems with Mandrake 9.2

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I downloaded and burned the ISO. To make things more clear this is how it went for me on a working machine:

 

Got the start up screen and pressed enter

A lot of text comes and goes

It loads files in to memory quite quickly

You're at the install GUI

 

 

I get the startup screen alright (Press Enter to install, F1 for more options), and everything's fine up until it tried to attach IDE drivers. I kept getting the message "hda: Lost interrupt" every 30 or so seconds. After a few messages it would give a message that sounds like a working one would get (can't remember exactly) then it would do the same for my 2nd hard drive (hdb). I would then get the screen where it WOULD say loading into memory, but it doesn't yet. Eventually, it slowly starts to load stuff into memory, but hangs mid-way. I never get to the GUI.

 

If there's no solutions I'd like to try Mandrake 9.1, but I can't find any versions (and no one seems to be seeding the torrent). Any ideas?

 

Hardware specs:

 

ASRock K7S8X Motherboard (and this is probably the problem, it's given Knoppix some problems too)

512MB DDR Ram

2400+ (2ghz) Athlon XP

Geforce 4 ti4200

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try to use nodma and/or noacpi at the boot prompt and run the installer again. The installer still has some issues that are not a problem once linux is installed.

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Thanks, I'll try that now

 

EDIT: It didn't work. However I have a really bad motherboard, so I wouldn't blame mandrake. I'm currently downloading Mandrake 9.1 now.

Edited by Cyberdude93

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try

linux noapic acpi=off vga=normal

 

add

ide=nodma

if the noapic doesn't do it for ya.

 

Oh, and turn off Plug-N-Play in the bios.

Edited by bvc

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Make sure the jumper pins are set correctly for master/slave and make sure the cables are good. Switch them out if you have anouther set laying around.

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