SOLVED, Re: amd64 install hangs installing base system
On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:11:22AM -0500, Victor Padro wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 3:16 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to install 5.0.1, amd64 to an MSI motherboard with and Athlon 64
> > processor. I get as far as installing the base system, then at 27%,
> > "extracting login" the system hangs. Any thoughts?
> > The iso image passed and md5 check sum, and I tried burning it three times,
> > so I'm pretty sure there are no problems with the installation media.
> > Any suggestions as to the cause or how to work around it will be greatly
> > appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > g
> Please state your hardware specs.
> Could be a hard drive failure?
> Memory failure?
> Do a memory test, and check your hard drive using any tool you may have.
Thing is, I ran memtest86+ last night but it the computer froze midway
through test #3 of the first pass. I assumed it was because I was running
a 32 bit version of memtest on a 64 bit architecture, but lacking anything
better to try, I ran it again. Sure enough, there was a bad stick. It was
a bit surprising since the memory recently tested fine in another machine.
Anyway, prob solved. Thanks for your suggestions.
> Also try using a live CD to disgard any issue with hardware compability.
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