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Re: R4025 Laptop



Well done.

Chris Swanson wrote:

On 6/5/05, Chris Swanson <chrisjswanson@gmail.com> wrote:
On 6/5/05, Charlie <aries-tao@bigpond.com> wrote:
Chris Swanson wrote:

On 6/5/05, Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl> wrote:


On Sunday 05 June 2005 17:56, Chris Swanson wrote:


I have this compaq r4025 laptop (it is an amd 64).  I cannot seem to
get Linux on it (Debian or otherwise).  When I try to boot off an
install CD it gets about as far as initializing the framebuffer and
then hangs.  I tried the "nofb" kernel option (also I think the debian
option is vga16:no or something like that) and this keeps the video
from locking, but the system still hangs.
Try reading the Installation Guide.
You'll find 'debian-installer/framebuffer=false' to disable the
framebuffer.

Cheers,
FJP





Thanks for the info.  I tried 'debian-installer/framebuffer=false' and
found it to have no effect on my computer.  The option that I am using
is 'video=vga16:off' and that seems to work.  It takes me into what
seems to be a different version of the installer, and everything runs
really slow.  Between each menu it brings something up that says
"Debian is determining the current state of your system...." (or maybe
this has always been there and now it's just staying up long enough
for me to notice it).

Anyways I'll see what I can do, maybe it will work after all.
Thanks again for the help
Chris



At the boot prompt, try:- "noapi vga=788" for starters. If that doesn't
work try:- "noapic nolapic vga=788" If that doesn't work try use the
video=vga16:off

Charlie

--
As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.
.......................................Henry David Thoreau

Charlie

Tried both 'noapi' and 'noapic nolapic' with 'vga=788', unfortunately no luck.

It still hangs up at the keyboard selection menu.
Any other ideas?

Thanks
Chris

Got it, thanks again to everyone for the help.  Here's what finally did it:

boot:  linux acpi=off vga=788

Also, I found it needs a cd that was burned in "disk at once"  mode,
if it is not finalized then it won't be able to mount it.

Chris




--
As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.
.......................................Henry David Thoreau



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