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this is the message, usually get them daily, any Help to get these off???

Amit Uttamchandani a écrit :
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:42:45 -0400
> "Tomislav V. Butkovic" <tomislav.butkovic@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm installing debian lenny on an ibook g4 800mhz 360+mb ram and the

Did you add the RAM yourself or was it added by your friend ? Do you know the brand, and its age ?

>> installation process keeps freezing during various points of the
>> installation during various installation attempts. Most commonly
>> during the partintioning or during the installation  of the base
>> system. The farthest I've gotten in the installation of the base
>> system is 98% then it froze. I am not sure what the problem here is.
>> It seems that the longer period of time that the machine is off, the
>> farther it can go through with the installation.

To me this sounds like a faulty RAM problem. Try removing any additionnal RAM module and install Debian the usual way.

>> I got the ibook from a friend with no hard drive. I put a 160gb
>> seagate hard drive in, pata. I have tried installing ubuntu,
>> opensuse, and now debian. Debian is the only installer that has
>> gotten this far without any other problems.

Has this iBook got any other problem before that you're aware of ?

>> Any help would be appreciated. I am new to linux, though I strongly
>> support the concept of community run open source software development
>> and the free distribution of information.
>> Thank You,
>> tomislav
> Instead of installing the whole base system. Simply use the net-install
> CD and install the most basic system. This means when you are asked to
> select what kind of install you want, disable the 'Desktop System'.

Is there any memory testing tool for powerpc ? AFAIK, memtest is only for x86 ... Could be usefull to detect RAM problems.


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