Re: cant install mandrake
From: #Harold Stevens US.972.952.3293 (stevens_at_mklog4.rsc.raytheon.com)
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 00:26:08 GMT
In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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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