RE: Athlon 64/Mandrake 10 Install Hang
RE: Athlon 64/Mandrake 10 Install Hang
I am a Linux "Twobie" ( using Mandrake for about 2 years!) and I have a new set of 4 CD's with Mandrake 10 Offical for Athlon 64 from Linuxcentral.com
However, each time I have tried to install on my second (empty HDD WD 120 GB), I hit the same kind of snag, ie., the install/system hangs.
"Radeon" is mentioned in the errors, so I wonder if my ATI AIW 9600 128MB is the issue?
How can I get over this issue and install Linux, which I love?
I attempted using the installer to auto allocate the partions on my 2nd HDD, a 120Gb WD Drive (hdb?) which I bought specifically to install Linux - and I want to keep it safely away from Windoze XP Pro which is on the main HDD, a 250GB Maxtor (hda1) .
The new partitions created are "/", Swap, "Home".
(If I choose to try the install on the new partitions I get an error too (something to do with perl), so I "clear all" of the partitions on hdb, and select "auto allocate", but then the same error appears below each time).
The installers hangs at the same point, with the following error message:
Couldn't open RGB-DB 'usr/x11R6/lib/X11/rgb
(WW) Radeon : No matching device section for instance (Bus ID : PCI : 1:0:1) found
(WW) Radeon (0) : Failed to setup write-combining range (0xd80000000,0x80000000)
Glib -warning *** getpwuid r () : Failed due to unknown user id (0) at
/usr/bin/perl-install/install-gk.pm line 229:
Entering language, license, etc.,
Exited abnormally : (-- received signal )
(ww) Radeon (0) : Failed to setup write-combining range... etc.,"
I have also tried to use "F1 Linux noauto" at the start of the install to skip the hardware probe
(possibly?), but to no avail, receiving the error:
"<6> run install2 (12) trap invalid operand
rip : 2a976c1005 rsp : 7fbffffab8
I would be really grateful for some help with this install. I would love to get linux on this new drive/box.
I also have the new Fedora Core 2 DVD from Linux Format magazine, but I believe this can totally blow out Windoze XP, and then the system becomes unbootable, although I understand that it should be Athlon 64 compatible.
Here is my System Configuration:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+,
FIC K8-800T Motherboard,
1 GB RAM,
250 GB Maxtor HDD & 120 GB WD HDD,
Mad Dog 5-in-1 DVD/CD-RW & 6-in-1 12X DVD+RW,
ATI A-I-W 9600 128MB AGP 8x/4X Graphics Card,
Soundblaster Audigy LS Soundcard,
Windows XP Professional (on first HDD),
Antec True View Case & True Power Supply,
Extra case fans,
US Robotics 56K/V92 Modem,
Cable Internet on Toshiba PCX 2600 Modem,
Generic Floppy DD,
Lexmark X75 All-In-One Printer
Got around ATI install errors with text install
I managed to get mandrake 10 for Athlon 64 installed yesterday without any errors. The text install worked. (For those who are still struggling with errors that seems to pertain to the ATI A-I-W 9600).
I am wary of trying the new drivers now things are mostly working (No 3D, No TV).
It took a little time to suss out the partitioning, but I have Mandrake going, but without sound. That will have to be for another thread.
New System with ATI and Athlon
In answer to your question. This is a new custom built box, the specs are above.
I was unable to install Mandrake 10 for my Athlon 64 until I tried the text install.
Thus far, I have not downloaded and installed a driver for my ATI A-I-W 9600 128MB AGP 8x/4X Graphics Card.
Incidently, because the ATI card is supposed to be connected into the soundcard (Soundblaster Audigy LS) as per the ATI manual, there is no sound for Linux, which is a great loss.
Would you/anyone recommend getting the driver installed? Has anyone else had success with it so as to have 3D and TV working?
I previously had a Compaq 700 Mhz PIII with ATI A-I-W 16MB which all worked really well! Upgrades can be downgrades!
Thanks for your advice.
More power to Tux!
Mandrake 10, Athlon 64 and ATI Drivers
Thanks again, qub333
However, I do not know how to do the things you suggest: yet - but I am willing to learn.
I checked on the ATI site for more info on their drivers, and there is something about forcing the install. Would this be safe to do? I am cautious about doing anything that might render my desktop black or something.
BTW, is there any chance you know how to add the urpmi sources to Mandrake 10 manually - the method I used from:
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php no longer seems to work at all. I get an error like, "unknown command" at a terminal.
I tried to add some of these sources to the built-in software manager from MCC (maybe some other drivers are out there for lots of things?), but these were rejected.