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    Angry Problems with Linux Install...

    Ok, so once my computer loads the cd there is no bootprompt. I put the crap that they told me to onto the cd as boot images boot and bootbin modules 1,2,3 and 4 and it freezes on the bootprompt, it doesn't let me type. I tried rebooting in dos mode and it didn't even since my cd rom. But, I checked my computer and that senses it. This is SuSe I'm talking about, what am I doing wrong?

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    Waiting for advil to kick in... 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... Damn, better start another count down.

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    You're trying to install from a CD-ROM? did you change the first boot to CD-ROM?

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    huh?

    yah, the boot is set to cdrom. it's just stops on a blinking prompt thingy, like a getch where you can't press buttons.

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    The CD could be corrupt. I used mine to boot from CD and it worked fine, but then at my friends house the RedHat Install would lock up some times. You may have to use a non-graphical install if you get far enough to select that choice.

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    have u tried letting it sit like that for liike 5 minutes? then seeing if it worked?

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    Move on to the next distro - you gave it a chance - folks seem to like mandrake.

    gg

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    which distro, and also, some kernels have problems with a certain series of AMD Duron Chips. Also, in your bios, set "Plug and Play Aware OS" to false or off. I forget beyond which kernel versions have this problem but I can find out.

    Also, which Distro are you trying?
    -486SX-20
    -Some random Debian Distro
    -Some version of MS-Dos
    -Day of the Tentacle

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    >> Also, which Distro are you trying?

    This is SuSe I'm talking about

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    SlackWare is installed. I have it running along with a mouse. Thanks to alot of trial and error. Thank you.

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