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  1. #1

    unable to insatall mandrake 10.1

    hi i have hp compaq presario sr1235il pc and win xp installed in it
    i tried to install it first it is promting me to press enter to install
    when i did it after few seconds it is simply restarting i faced the same problem with fedora 3 when i called the manufacturer he told that we cannot give support to linux so please help me installing mandrake

  2. #2
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    Montreal, Canada
    Where did you get the ISO/CD from.
    Did it actually boot from the cd and on the install procedure simply restarted?
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  3. #3

    I Have The Same Problem!

    I am also running a Compaq Pressario desktop (although a different model) and am having the same problem.

    I downloaded the Mandriva 10.1 DVD from a public FTP listed on the Mandriva site.

    The DVD boots from the Bios and I get to the "Press Enter to Install" GUI.

    After that, the progress bar gets almost all the way to the end and the screen goes black and the computer reboots back to the Bios initialization.

    It is driving me crazy!

    I tried two different download sites and ran a checksum on both iso's - they were fine. I burned both of the iso's and had the same problem.


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  5. #4
    finall got the solution
    pass the kernel parameters "linux acpi=off" (with out quotes) at the initial boot prompt.......
    rest of the installation goes normal.........

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