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hi all, i downloaded mandriva linux live cd. but when i boot from it. It completes all its processing and after that only blank screen appears. and my computer got ...
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    hi all,

    i downloaded mandriva linux live cd.

    but when i boot from it. It completes all its processing and after that only blank screen appears. and my computer got hang.

    my system specification

    intel p4 2.4gz
    256mb ram

    please help

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    256MB RAM is not enough for Mandriva. Either upgrade RAM to 1GB ( 512MB at least ) or install Linux intended for old hardware. There are plenty of Linux distros for old hardware like Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux, Zenwalk etc.
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    Hi yahooram

    Devils Casper is correct regarding the RAM for a modern Mandriva system. Also be careful of running into video issues. You can try to see if the live CD boot menu offers you some alternative boot options, like a command prompt only option (no graphics) which should load okay, allowing you to determine that that at least works okay.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    thnks to all.
    this is also happend with me when i install suse 11.3 linux.

    it is also not working as live cd.

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    but i am able to install red hat enterprise linux 5 on my system very successfully.

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    Did you install GUI too? Does Graphical Interface work fine?
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    thanks mastros,

    all the things are working very fine with rhel5.
    i installed kde and gnome both full gui controll.
    i install full rhel5 package.it is not like a live cd.
    there is no problem.

    but when i install suse and mandriva live cd it not works.

    i difference between redhat and suse and mandrive

    redhet is i386 for 32 bit
    suse is i686 for 32 bit
    mandriva is i686 for 32 bit

    i am unable to find suse distro i386. there is only two options
    for 32 bit i686 is available
    for 64 bit ...

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