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Good morning! I'm hoping for constructive assistance here. I purchased a Compaq/HP SR1920NX refurb -Micro ATX AMD ASUS mobo; 200Gb HD (Samsung SP2004C); 1.5GbRAM Cannot get Mandriva past install screen, ...
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    Good morning!

    I'm hoping for constructive assistance here.

    I purchased a Compaq/HP SR1920NX refurb -Micro ATX AMD ASUS mobo; 200Gb HD (Samsung SP2004C); 1.5GbRAM

    Cannot get Mandriva past install screen, even trying all given options on the screen.

    AM I to understand it is the Sata mobo chip stopping the process( I believe I saw this written SOMEWHERE)? What can I do as a work-around, or is there one?

    Thank you SO much for your help (I hope). I am looking forward to the change from Win to Linux

    Don

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    Hi - which version of Mandriva are you installing? What make and model of video card? Is that a 32 bit CPU?

    With problems like that it's nearly always a hardware issue as you rightly suspect.
    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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    I am using on-board graphics installed with Mobo. It's an Athlon-64 3500 running at 2200GHz

    Mandriva-free-2007 downloaded DVD from MadTux.org (the one that is supposed to install the correct version)

    Thx

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    Hi again - very hard to diagnose. To be honest I'm guessing (not a good idea!) but it's probably the onboard graphics. If you have a spare graphics card hanging around you might like to plug that in and try it.

    Specifically at what point does the install process hang? Error messages are useful. Some combinations of mobos / chipsets can cause problems.
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    Thx fingal!!

    I managed to get as far as the partitioner by switching to 32 bit version. Now I just have to read up on IT as I don't understand its interface ( not as intuitive as Ubuntu- which I also tried-it got as far as the partitioner and then crashes)

    I'll keep reading!

    Thx again
    Don

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