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I just installed Mandriva 2006 with no problems, the i386 DVD version. I've just had 2 very bad expierences with SUSE 10.1 and Ubuntu 6.06. Suse won't install, even though ...
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    Won't Boot. Very strange.


    I just installed Mandriva 2006 with no problems, the i386 DVD version. I've just had 2 very bad expierences with SUSE 10.1 and Ubuntu 6.06. Suse won't install, even though I downloaded 3 times. Ubuntu i can't get my wireless card to work. So I look to Mandriva. The installation went fine, everything looked good on the summary. Then it ejected the DVD, and rebooted the computer. It then proceeds to the screen showing Free and the penguin. That little bar at the bottom of the screen doesn't move. I left it there for 30 minutes. I've also reinstalled 3 times. Do I need to redownload or what? My comp specs are

    3.0ghz P4 1gb RAM, Dual booting XP Prof and Mandriva. P

    Please help me. I don't want to have to go and try Fedora .

    Thanks a lot.

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    Strange indeed. Not sure what the answer is, but it might be worth thinking along the lines of your ACPI in your BIOS. If you boot into your BIOS settings you might be able to turn this on/off ?

    The reason I mention it is that you have plenty of RAM, and that freeze issue .... I think I've seen that before somewhere. Google around for answers, search these forums for ACPI related problems and see if that helps.

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    that sounds like a motherboard related problem. not the hardware itself, but maybe the bios. go to your motherboards website and see if they have any bios upgrades or bug-fixes.

    maybe also google the motherboard model with keywords like "linux" and "issues".
    thats will show if anyone else is having similar problems.
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    Whoa I need a little more explanation please, sorry. I'm not sure what ACPI is, but I have googled the problems multiple times, and most of the solutions came from this forum . I'll try the motherboard thing, and also, in the BIOS, should I turn the ACPI on or off? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerNerdbutLinuxNoob
    I'll try the motherboard thing, and also, in the BIOS, should I turn the ACPI on or off? Thanks.
    You probably want to disable ACPI. That works for lots of installs, but not all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerNerdbutLinuxNoob
    Whoa I need a little more explanation please, sorry. I'm not sure what ACPI is, but I have googled the problems multiple times, and most of the solutions came from this forum . I'll try the motherboard thing, and also, in the BIOS, should I turn the ACPI on or off? Thanks.
    Here's some info. about ACPI. Just try the BIOS thing as an experiment: it might not be the answer or the whole of the answer, but if it's on turn it off and the other way around. ACPI is power management software built into your BIOS - It has a rather poor reputation I'm afraid.

    easuter's advice is also very good. It does look like a motherboard problem because many boot issues for Mandriva are related to video cards (not likely in your case, but still possible) so that doesn't leave much else imho .

    Edit: Ozar and I have double-posted. No conflict intended!
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    Sorry for the double post. I googled my motherboard ( FUJITSU SIEMENS D1675 S26361) and Mandriva, with no relevant results. I also tried to look up ACPI and Mandriva but there were too many results, so now I'm just hoping that one of the "Linux Engineers" can help me!

    EDIT:

    I found these updates or w/e on the Fujitsu Siemens website. Any of them helpful?

    Downloads results D1675
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    BIOS Product - D1675

    Bios | Date | Size

    FLASH BIOS UPDATE FOR DESK FLASH (D1675) V4.06 R1.02 | 06.12.2004 | 0,27 MB
    Version: 4.06 1.02 Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers
    Version history: Older version

    FLASH BIOS UPDATE DISK (D1675) V4.06 R1.02 | 06.12.2004 | 0,5 MB
    Version: 4.06 1.02 Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers
    Version history: Older version

    BIOS D1675 V4.06 R1.02 (Linux Boot Disk) | 06.12.2004 | 1,41 MB
    Version: 4.06 1.02 Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers
    Version history: Older version


    Firmware Product - D1675

    Firmware | Date | Size

    Flash Bios Microcode Patch Update Diskette | 09.12.2005 | 0,48 MB
    Version: 2.00 1.11 Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Status:
    Version history: Older version


    Software & Tools

    Title | Date | Size

    No updates are currently available.


    Audio (Onboard) [AC97 - STAC9758 + SIS963]

    Driver | Date | Size

    Audio Driver STAC9758 AC97 Codec on SiS963 | 03.12.2003 | 0,15 MB
    Version: 5.10 3869 0 Manufacturer: SigmaTel
    Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Version history: Older version Language: -

    Sigmatel Audio for STAC9758 | 18.05.2004 | 7,95 MB
    Version: 5.10 4200 0 Manufacturer: SigmaTel
    Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Language: -

    Sigmatel Audio for STAC9758/SiS963 (D1675), driver only | 18.11.2003 | 0,15 MB
    Version: 5.10 3881 0 Manufacturer: SigmaTel Status:
    Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Language: -

    Tools and Utility | Date | Size

    JackSharing Application for STAC9758 AC97 Codec on SiS963 | 14.07.2003 | 2,58 MB
    Version: Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers
    Operating systems: Windows XP
    Language: -

    Sigmatel TinyUJ Speaker Configuration for STAC9758 | 18.11.2003 | 2,6 MB
    Version: 161003 Manufacturer: SigmaTel Status:
    Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Language:


    Chipset (Onboard) [SiS 648FX]

    Driver | Date | Size

    SIS AGP Driver | 19.01.2004 | 0,09 MB
    Version: 1.17 Manufacturer: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
    Operating systems: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millenium, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
    Version history: Older version Language: -

    SIS AGP DRIVER | 30.10.2003 | 5,25 MB
    Version: 1.17 Manufacturer: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. Status:
    Operating systems: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Language:

    SIS IDE DRIVER | 03.12.2003 | 5,3 MB
    Version: 2.04 A Manufacturer: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
    Operating systems: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millenium, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Version history: Older version Language: -


    LAN (Onboard) [AN983B Fast Ethernet Controller]

    Driver | Date | Size

    ADMtek Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver | 08.11.2002 | 0,11 MB
    Version: 2.20 Manufacturer: ADMtek Status:
    Operating systems: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millenium, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional
    Language:


    I was thinking that maybe the one that says Linux Boot Disc might be helpful, but it didn't seem useful when I read it.

    Anything?

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    I would ignore the Linux boot disk thing for the time being. Just try the ACPI part first and worry about the rest if that doesn't work. Upgrading your BIOS is risky (but possible) because if anything goes wrong during the upgrade you lose access to your BIOS and therefore any possibility of booting up!

    Also, post the URL for the info. above ... I can't decipher that very well.
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    Sorry about that. I think I found the solution though, just don't know how to do it. Here it is:http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/man...mandriva.html?

    That sounds just like my problem, but I don't understand how to pass those two lines.

    EDIT: Just FYI Video card is ATI 9200SE. don't think it matters tho.

    EDIT EDIT: I tried disabling APM and ACPI in the BIOS, same problem though. I tried to enter the parameters or whatever noacpi and noapm in the LILO, but it wouldn't accept my typing.

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