A8N SLI installation problems
I just got a new computer and I'm ready to try out Mandrake.
Problem is the installation is freezing on me:
My specs are AMD athlon 64 3200, Asus A8N-SLI mobo, 1GB Shika Ram, 120Gb SATA Maxtor HarddriveD (I wanted a Western digital :evil: ), a second IDE 8GB HD (which is where I want to install Linux), MSI 6600GT and a microsoft optical mouse.
I burned the 3 ISO CDs of Mandrake 10.1 without any noticeable problems.
My first problem was the installation not detecting the mouse, I fixed that with the PnP O/S in the bios.
After restarting, I selected the Language and accepted. It then said:
Installing driver for disk/ide|scsi|hardware_raid|firewire card Nvidia corp.
it stays frozen right there. Any ideas guys? I really want to get into linux and this is a real bummer. :(
I don't want a raid configuration, don't know if this helps or not. the spare HD is set to Slave although I don't think it makes a difference. thanks for the help
A8N SLI and Dual GeForce 6600
I know this is a late question. Many of the issues faced here, I am facing now.
I have a system with the A8N SLI momboard w/ a single 40GB SATA Western Digital drive. I have the dual GeForce 6600 PCIe video cards with a Lite-On DVD drive. I have no ancilliary IDE drives. I do have 4GB of Ultra PC3200 4x1024MB RAM. I am using the AMD 64 3200 Dual Core.
I defaulted the BIOS to the most basic defaults to load the AMD64 version of Mandriva 2006 x64.
I picked the "vgalo" install from the "F1" choices. I also tried "text" install, in case it was video issue.
I am trying now the best combination of BIOS settings to allow me to install to the SATA.