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  1. #1

    DSL freezes at startup

    I installed DSL on a 512MB memorystick today using the following guide:

    USB Damn Small Linux install | USB Pen Drive Linux

    However when i try and boot after i press enter, i get two penquins apear in the upper left of the screen and then nothing after that.

    I am doing this on an Advent 9415 Laptop
    1.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 with 2GB of RAM
    120GB HDD with Vista Home Premium on it.

    Thanks for reading, any help will be appriciated.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Welcome to the forums connel38

    Have you tried the cheat codes ?

  3. #3
    hi thanks for your help. I didnt no wot codes to try but i tried

    fb1024x768 (this had no effect, it still freezes with the 2 penquins on the screen)



    this paused 10 secs or so into booting with a screen full of txt. the bottom of the screen read:

    SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    IDE0: BM-DMA at 0x1080-0x1087, BIOS SETTINGS: hda: DMA, hdb: pio

    any ideas? thanks for your help.

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Try a few more combinations of cheat codes ... I find
    vga=788 nopcmcia
    usually work for me ... keep trying combinations.

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    vga=788 nopcmcia
    thanks for your help again.

    This didnt work either unfortunatley, this is time i've tired cheat codes and i dont really no what 1s to try, if it wont even work in failsafe mode does this mean the error is more than a graphical one? Since i do get the two penquins at the start does this mean that the monitor is working properly anways?

    thanks for all your help.

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