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Re: [vox-tech] Weird linux installation problem


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Weird linux installation problem
  • From: Ted Deppner <ted@psybMAPSer.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 22:53:18 -0700
  • References: 3b13376e.708.0@rcsis.com

On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 10:45:18PM -0700, Jeff Lambert wrote:
> I've been strugling with this problem for a few weeks now.  What I'm trying to
> do is get linux on an old Acer Pentium 100.  It has 43megs of ram and an 8gig
> hd.  Here is where the problem comes in... No matter what distribtuion I try
> to install when I put the boot disk in and it starts to load the install program
> it gets up to the point where it says "Uncompressing Linux..." and then stops.
>  I've left it over night to see if it is just slow but thats not the case.

This usually indicates either bad RAM, or motherboard settings that are
too agressive.

Try inserting some wait states, resetting the bios, removing some of the
RAM, swapping out the RAM, etc.

-- 
Ted Deppner
http://www.psyber.com/~ted/


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