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    Install Linux on Gateway M350WVN laptop?


    I've seen in another post where Linux has been installed on this model of laptop, but I cannot get it to install and I've tried a couple of different versions. None of the "live cd" type Linux's will run either. It will try to install, but eventually just hangs.

    Any tips?

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    Re: Install Linux on Gateway M350WVN laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by djmasters
    I've seen in another post where Linux has been installed on this model of laptop, but I cannot get it to install and I've tried a couple of different versions. None of the "live cd" type Linux's will run either. It will try to install, but eventually just hangs.

    Any tips?
    First tip: provide relevant and specific information.

    What errors, what software package, what do you really mean when you say you "cannot get it to install".
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    Linspire 5.0
    SUSE 9.2
    Knoppix, several versions.

    No errors. Like I said, it just hangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmasters
    Linspire 5.0
    SUSE 9.2
    Knoppix, several versions.

    No errors. Like I said, it just hangs.
    Hangs where? Do you at least get to the linux Installation menu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rong
    Quote Originally Posted by djmasters
    Linspire 5.0
    SUSE 9.2
    Knoppix, several versions.

    No errors. Like I said, it just hangs.
    Hangs where? Do you at least get to the linux Installation menu?
    Linspire: Install GUI lanches, hangs after chosing if I want to take over the whole HD or install on a partition.

    Knoppix: Unclear on where it hangs as the screen is blank. I'll assume it's somewhere AFTER the video driver loads since the hang occurs after the monitor flashes, but not immediately after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmasters
    Knoppix: Unclear on where it hangs as the screen is blank. I'll assume it's somewhere AFTER the video driver loads since the hang occurs after the monitor flashes, but not immediately after.
    Ok so you are getting past the install menu. Of the 3 versions you've listed SUSE is the only one I've installed so I do not know how the others handle boot options. So just genearlizing here: have you tried booting to Level 1 or Level 3 so as to not load X? Have you tried Failsafe and/or ACPI=NO?

    By the way do you have another OS on this laptop?
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