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Hi, I am new to the Linux community so please be patient :P Ok the problem, I am trying to install Mandrake 10.0 onto a 20GB HDD (slave). It boots ...
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    Freezing and Beeps during installation


    Hi, I am new to the Linux community so please be patient :P

    Ok the problem, I am trying to install Mandrake 10.0 onto a 20GB HDD (slave). It boots off the CD and I follow the instructions. I fill out all the details and it then get to the "Installation Process" where it starts to copy the files over. After 30 seconds (on average) my PC freezes and beeps 3 times.

    Could this be RAM?

    I have also tried a 3GB HDD as well and it does the same thing.
    My system canít be overheating as I have 3 extra cooling fans and I have looked in the bios "Hardware Monitor" and it all looks fine.

    The strange thing is that if I load up Windows Xp everything works fine and I can leave it on for days and it does not freeze or beep.

    My System Specs are;

    Mobo: Asus A7V600-X
    Processor: AMD XP 3000+
    Memory: PC3200 256MB
    HHD1: Deskstar 80GB (Master with Xp Pro on)
    HDD2: Maxtor 20GB (Slave, and formatted during the installation)

    Please HELP!

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    Mike Stephens

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    did you burn the install disc yourself?

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    Hi, yes I did, I downloaded the ISO's of www.linuxiso.org and then used Nero 6 to burn them directly


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    Mike Stephens

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    maybe you should check the md5sum of the image you downloaded

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    Hi, these are the results;

    cd1: ad3d50fe12c0672a7e4d32b466ab6851 Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Download-CD1.i586.iso

    cd2: a64fbcb98d6aa2cd4ac287e563593678 Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Download-CD2.i586.iso

    cd3: bf7a7dad80cf3f41453d572d3ffed09b Mandrakelinux10.0-Official-Download-CD3.i586.iso

    Can someone verify these for me?


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    Mike Stephens

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    Hi, I have just answered my last question , I have found the official MD5Sum results and they match.

    Any other ideas?


    Cheers
    Mike Stephens

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    Has anyone got a clue whats going on??


    Thanks
    Mike Stephens

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    Yea thanks for all the helpful replies!
    There are loads of replies!


    (Excluding "lakerdonald", cheers for the replies! :P)

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