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Hey, I wanna install Linux to my Hard Drive so I made a USB Boot Stick (and later a DVD to try to solve my problem). But after Linux (the ...
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    Question Linux hangs up


    Hey,
    I wanna install Linux to my Hard Drive so I made a USB Boot Stick (and later a DVD to try to solve my problem). But after Linux (the Distro isn't important, same thing on every one) booted, it freezes. I still can move the mouse but the rest (like menus, buttons etc.) is frozen.
    What could be the reason for this?
    I tried it on other PCs and there everything runs great.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lars

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    What is your computer - manufacturer, model, CPU, video, etc?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I have got a HP compaq EVO d530 SFF with a Pentium 4 @ 2,8 GHz, 2GB RAM, Geforce 5200 FX with Dualmonitor. A complete overview is attached.
    System Overview.TXT

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    Are you trying to install a 64-bit, or 32-bit version? The P4 does not support 64-bit.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I know you said it doesn't matter, but maybe it does: what distros have you tried?

    Have you look in /var/log/messages for clues, after a hang-up?

    Maybe try turning off video framebuffer stuff - pass "vga=normal nomodeset" to the kernel at boot time.

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    @Rubberman:
    I definitely tried 32bit-Distros.

    @atreyu:
    I tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint and Peppermint OS.
    But where can I find the logs or can set "vga=normal nomodeset"? Remember, I'm starting the systems from USB (made with YUMI) or DVD.

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    Are you able to at least boot to a LiveCD?
    And find it usable?
    If so, what is the output of
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    lspci
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    I can boot a LiveCD, but after a few seconds it freezes, so I don't have the chance to execute "lspci".
    Otherwise I can tell you my PCI devices: Just a TV Card. My graphic card is on the VGA bus.

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    pull out the TV card until you can rule it out as a problem.

    you can usually interact with the boot menu in order to pass kernel arguments at boot time. Typically you press the tab key to interact, and then you'd higlight the kernel you want to boot, then press the a key modify the kernel parameters.

    typically, the system log is found in /var/log/messages.

    also, you can try booting into rescue mode (which is text-only) by using a Live DVD and seeing if it locks up that way, too. You can also do things like check your hard drive using smartctl and looking at /var/log/messages - once you (or the Rescue system) has mounted it.

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    Okay, I give up now.
    I figured out that the problem was my graphic card. But this one is the only one with the possibility of connecting two monitors. I tried it out with other cards and it worked. But I don't wanna do without it.
    Or does anybody has a good idea for setting up Linux with this card?

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