Install from 9.x to Mandriva 2006 'FREE'
I wanted to upgrade to a flavor of nix that will be supported without $$$.
Unlike Red Hat, who is now FEDORA... I upgraded my HP Pavilion N5445 Laptop from 9.x Mandrake to Mandriva 2006 Free.
Now the laptop has become a paper weight, it just sits there.
I ran some of the examples provided on other posts and it still sits there. the fan works if that helps.
Any ideas where to go next?
Messages I do see are:
while booting into failsafe;
the last item I see on screen before the lock up is:
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
~Thank You in advance for your help.:confused: