Installation Errors

akonstam at akonstam at
Tue Feb 15 14:10:28 UTC 2005

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 02:41:05PM -1000, Claus Hetzer wrote:
> Aloha-
> Well, mixed results.  Switching from the graphical install to the text 
> install worked...sort of.  I was able to complete the installation, 
> start Linux, log in as root, add a new user, etc.  However, after a 
> reboot, the display kept going black, and I would get messages such as 
> "the display has reset 6 times in the last 90 seconds" (I paraphrase). 

Here you need to boot to init level 3 and run:
to configure your display resolution.

> No problem, I thought, I had installed Gnome the first time, so I'll 
> rerun and just install XWindows.  Now I have tried that twice more and 
> am getting the same errors I was getting before.  I also tried the 
> "linux text ide-cd=nodma" idea, with no difference.  I am wondering if 

I would use ide=nodma

> there really is a hardware problem somewhere, although why it would be 
> failing at such different points in the installation process is beyond 
> me; I've had it fail after only 10 packages installed, or as far in as 
> the second disc.
> Thanks
> Claus
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