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When I load Linux XP up, it goes through the list of things that it is loading fine until it gets to something like "setting up hostname localhost.localdomain" and simply ...
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    When I load Linux XP up, it goes through the list of things that it is loading fine until it gets to something like "setting up hostname localhost.localdomain" and simply freezes. What could be causing this and how can it be fixed?

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    Is it a fresh installation? Post your machine's specs here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Is it a fresh installation? Post your machine's specs here.
    Installed on an unused partition straight from a CD.

    Specs are:

    Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 1.6
    2GB of ram
    120GB hard drive
    DVD-RW Drive
    Vista Home Premium

    I just remembered, when installing I didn't make a swap partition, could that have caused it?
    Last edited by matthew850; 10-27-2007 at 10:41 PM. Reason: To add more information.

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    Which Graphics Card do you have? It looks like Graphics Card problem. When system freezes, press Alt+Ctrl+F1. Does it drop you at command line login prompt?
    Does it booting up in Single User Mode?
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    The graphics card is a Mobile Intel 965 Express card. When I press alt+ctrl+F1 nothing happens. What do you mean by single user mode?

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    Highlight Linux XP title in GRUB Menu and press 'a'. Type single and hit Enter key. Does it boot up?
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    When i press a and type single, it starts to load, then crashes at

    Code:
    [ <c011b51c> ] next_thread=0x0/0xc      [ <c0102b69> ] syscall_call==0x7/0xb
    Last edited by matthew850; 11-01-2007 at 09:59 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew850 View Post
    When I load Linux XP , it crashes

    This is because it's called XP , sorry for disturbing your post , hope you'll solve your problem or just pick up one of the major distributions !

    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliov View Post
    This is because it's called XP , sorry for disturbing your post , hope you'll solve your problem or just pick up one of the major distributions !

    Regards.
    That's not exactly too helpful...

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    Yes i know, i'm sorry again, it's only criticizing too many linux distro that doesn't work properly !
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