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[QUOTE=kksingh]I have a Compaq Presario SR1518 IL. Its configuration is as follows: P4 2.6 Ghz, (256 + 512) MB RAM, ASUS CDRW, (40 + 80)GB HDD running Win XP Pro. ...
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    [QUOTE=kksingh]I have a Compaq Presario SR1518 IL. Its configuration is as follows:
    P4 2.6 Ghz, (256 + 512) MB RAM, ASUS CDRW, (40 + 80)GB HDD running Win XP Pro. Monitor is Compaq MV7540. Intel 845G chipset.

    My problem is that I am unable to install any of the linux distros(& that incl. RHEL4 Advaced Server) available. Whenever I autoboot using my CDROM:
    1) The welcome screen appears and I press enter to install.
    2)it shows"Uncompressing vmlinuz.* .... OK" and then the system restarts for no apparent reason.
    I tried the followingand trust me ,they dont work)
    1) the boot options...all of them -> nodma, noprobe..even text install; nothing works.
    2) the image files->cdrom.img in case of RHEL4, boot.iso in Mandriva et al.


    Plz advice how i will go forward......
    Thanks in advance

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    I see you posted here too:
    http://forums.pcquest.com/forum/view...8b3bd0ba9acdc2

    Did you make sure:
    1) You have the latest BIOS version for your laptop ?
    2) You tryed the install option:
    Code:
    linux acpi=off nolapic
    3) The CDs you are installing from are OK ? (md5sums checks)
    4) The RAM on your system is in good health (memtest x86+ shows OK) ? (The fact the laptop is new is no waranty.)
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