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    Can only boot in nonfb


    Hi all,

    Re: Mandrake 9.0

    Can only boot in nonfb, normal boot causes a hang - black screen with the only activity being the caps lock and scroll lock lights on my keyboard flashing!?

    Any ideas? I tried to do a re-install but when booting from cd the same problem occured.

    I'd love to get it sorted for the arrival of my new ethernet modem.

    Any help appreciated,

    Peace,

    Mike

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    This is just my personal opinion, but I would seriously try to find a more up-to-date version of Mandriva. Everything after version 10 is okay, but preferably use 2006: the boot time is faster and hardware support is better.

    I couldn't even get some of those ver. 9.* Mandrake distros to install ... It might be a pain to get a more recent version, but worth it to avoid disappointment.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Thanks Fingal,

    since posting the question, I just ordered a copy of Mandriva 2006! So your opinion is a welcome assertion that I did the right thing!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by micmac303
    Thanks Fingal,

    since posting the question, I just ordered a copy of Mandriva 2006! So your opinion is a welcome assertion that I did the right thing!

    Mike
    That's good! I think you'll like this distro ... My feeling is that its reached maturity with 2006.
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