it just wont load
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:28 AM
the problem is i can skip (click next) finish install reboot then it wont load linux the top option off 3 linux linuxXXX (xxx dont remember what they where) and failsafe then i reinstalled again and messed with ever single graphic type found that venna )the one above vga will load me an image in test mode so i click next finished install and then still wont load gets about half way maybe not that far even and it stops ?i cant figure out why i tried many different bios setting none of which works
i am running a avis av8 board 939 k8 chipset amd64 3000+ 1 gig ram 2700 ddr (dont know if they dual but my system runs fast under xp and even faster under wow64xp) wd 80 gig harddrive bfg nvidia 6800gt oc (i think this is my problems as i dont have divers for it and linux wont boot so i can get em (i have no idea what im doing but i want to learn))
sry to make long post but i dont want to waste anyones time to tell me to do something i tried already i also tried using
graphic = nvidia 6800 generic
moniter = kds vs 195xp was in list and is exact name as mine
also used generic
display = 800X600 used from 640 all the way up 1240 and also
option 8bit 15bit 16bit 24 bit
test = nothing (ee)no device detected
used vga as graphic and got a real fuzzy screen
used the one above it got to where i could selete yes did that but still wont laod linux
what am i doing wrong will my machine not use it or how can i instal nvidia drivers when i only have 2 cd drives i have no floppy am i screwed or can anyone help me
p.s. thank you for reading my story and thxs in advance for any help whether it may work or not i will try just about anything to get my system running (or should i stay windows)
Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:41 PM
mepis, knoppix and mandrake 10.1 installed and detected everything out of the box. the nvidia drivers are a snap to install on mandrake. (not automatic like windows though)
mandrake has an auto update type feature and a super easy way to fix those pesky dependency problems with a single command line.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:33 AM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 05:05 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:11 AM
i386, i686, i586 are refering to your system architecture. I've been lazy to find out what's the real difference because I remember installing and recompiling linux kernels under fedora for i386, but then I run Mepis and Mandrake for i586. Maybe one of these days I'll take the take time to research and find out the reald deal with this.
Let us know how your installation went.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:13 AM
Some distros are coming out with versions that run on 64 bit systems, which would be preferable, if they have one.
Not all distros use the designations and have just i386 listed. Some don't at all and the assumption is if they are the latest releases, they will run on the newer processors that are out fine.
One could build their own kernel within the distro to optimize it for their specific CPU, but that is another natter.
Another assumption that is made, is that the newer the processor in the system, it is expected that the ram is sufficient for the version to run properly. but this is really a bit of an assumption.