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Not able to install Mandriva 2011 on Sony vaio VGN

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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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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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Guest Nafcom

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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