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    Question lost interrupts while installing mandriva 2005

    Hi peoples.
    I am trying to install Mandriva 2005 on my IBM netvista 18a but it takes it about 25 minutes to detect HDDs and it says hda: interrupt timed out alot...

    Seems like it doesn't like the HDD controller or the mb or something...

    Do I need some sort of modified installer to install on this pc or am I just gonna have to give up?

    Thanks for any help!


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    Thumbs down a little more info....

    When the install is run with vgalo it shows what it's doind and it says:

    hda: max request size: 128KiB
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: lost interrupt
    hda: lost interrupt

    followed by some really long one about something else that says the same thing in the end.

    After about 5 minutes or so it will kinda recover and continue on with the installation. I went along with it once and got to the Hdd formatting part and it took about 2 hours (I just gave up and went and had dinner) and it got to about 95% and then totally stopped responding.

    I have tried:
    and I don't know what else now, but lots of similar things all to no avail...


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