64 bit Mandriva 2010 PWP DVD error at blue screen stage
Trying to ask the right question.
I have a computer with 'free' 2010 32 bit Mandriva on it - it has 4Gb RAM so I thought as well as going to the PWP version I would try 64 bit. I have a DVD of PWP.
When booting from it and I try an 'install' it gets part the way through the blue screen bits and then fails saying something like 'installer exit with an abnormal error' I have tried the 'boot options' - safe,normal, no ACPI, only local APCI -all to no avail.
I dont want to be helpless but can someone point me to a good explanation of the other options I could try for the kernel - the Mandriva site runs out of them pretty quickly. My google efforts have only so far given me detailed articles on kernel compiling or the Mandriva stuff. And nothing on this sites HOWTO guides appeared from the tittle to relate to this issue.
I also would like advice on what if any logs in the currently working 32bit install I should look at to see if I can relate them to any of the messages on the Alt F3 screen when I get a failure (I have already worked out that one option means that it looks to '/sdb' for the DVD - which is wrong as that is my second HDD.
Possibly this should go to the Linux Newbies area so mod feel free to move it if so.