Since attempting to reinstall 11.3, my system always freezes up at different points. Always during actual installation (not setup). Burned an 11.4 disc and the same happens. First was a DVD, but the new one is a CD, and now with the new version, a little dialogue comes up at the start to tell me 1 gig of RAM may not be enough. Well, it always was before. Is there a certain combination of settings which may make it run better? Also, a live session works fine. Very slow, but fine.
You need more memory if you install from a running CD. If you select the install from the boot menu then it should require so much. You can always do a text install if memory is tight. Also many on board video uses some of main memory for video this could be as much as 250meg or more.
Alway run the media check on the install boot menu. CD/DVDs can go bad.
Aye, I always do a boot menu install. My video card wouldn’t work with 11.3, leading to my first failed reinstall. If you think it will free up space for the installation, then I’ll definitely try activating my card as the primary again.
Well my BIOS says to use my ‘new’ video card for “init display first”, and it works until the installer begins. When it tries to go back to the on-board card. Is there a way to tell it not to use the on-board at all? My BIOS is Phoenix Award BIOS, if it helps.
A GeForce something or other. With the on-board now disabled, on trying to do ANYTHING (including a media check), it gives a “kernel panic”. Which is probably why it would switch to the on-board before. My machine is an AcerPower SV. If it’s failing on the card at that level, then it probably won’t work once installed either, even if I manage to get it installed using the on-board video. Right?
This is a bit a random thought from my side, but I would also look if there
is a BIOS update avilable for the machine (even if it is an old machine and
the last BIOS update available is also old but newer than what you have
now). I had an old machine lately where I was not able to install any newer
linux before I updated the BIOS to the last version available for the
machine which was from 2007 or so (but I forgot the model).
Disclaimer: I know nothing about your model, so take care.
PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom email@example.comGHz | KDE 4.6.4 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram