LE 2005 installation
I need to know whether I am going completely in the wrong direction or not.
I am a complete newbie to linux. I bought Mandriva LE 2005 and tried installing it onto my laptop :
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D 7830, Pentium4 2,66Ghz, 512Mo ram, 40Gb HD.
Unfortunately the screen turns black just after the start of installation and nothing happens.
I tried the text installation and it returns an attempt to kill init (gosh !) with the kernel panicking. The exact details are on the picture here :http://www.bath.ac.uk/~en1oc/2/IMG_1607small.jpg. Bigger picture available here
This happens both with my 40Gb HD (NTFS formatted and containing WinXP) and with my 20Gb HD (Fat32, completely empty and mounted in place of the 40Gb one). So I think this is not a hard drive issue.
Of course, I am not asking for the miracle solution tutorial; but, am I missing something important here ? Should I do / not do something big ? Is installing linux on laptops only for experts ?
Many thanks in advance for your answers !
Try booting the CD again, but using this command:
Not sure it will work, but it just might... :)
If that boot option doesn't work, try some of the others. There should be a few.
Wonderful, problem solved, thank you !
The command did the job and I am now writing this from Firefox, under Mandriva LE 2005.
A big step forward for me :D
Thanks for your help because I was feeling discouraged.