Re: cant install mandrake

From: #Harold Stevens US.972.952.3293 (
Date: 08/19/03

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    In <>, Jorrit:
    >On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 23:25:48 +0000, ro wrote:
    >> I try booting the mandrake 9.1 cd and a menu pops up asking me whether to
    >> install etc, but when i press enter, i simply get a black screen, any ideas?
    >Sounds like some problem with the graphics card.
    >Try it in text mode.
    >To get X working eventually vesa usually works.
    >Not the best there is, but still.

    That's a good tip for a slow(er) default X video mode with some obscure or
    buggy graphics cards, but I don't think they're even near X install (it is
    going blank during preliminary install boot, it sounds like).

    Shot in the dark: if there's some sort of kernel boot option specification
    during this "whether to install" etc. phase, try adding this option:


    to the boot parameters.

    This avoids trying to use the framebuffer video, which some graphics cards
    cannot handle (they only work in old-fashioned VGA mode for boot).

    I'm not familiar with Mandrake, but disabling framebuffer for boot was the
    only way I could get SuSE to install on two old(er) systems.

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