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Author Topic: Installation problems on aspire one d250  (Read 2111 times)

jrobertson

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Installation problems on aspire one d250
« on: April 05, 2010, 12:30:31 am »

I've been working for hours trying to install, and I keep getting stuck. Here's what I've tried:

My first attempt was with the GUI installer, works great until in between installing finishing and setting up Lilo, completely freezes after I hit next to start Lilo configuration...

I also tried text based, which works fine until it starts "probing the hardware", at which point cI get no response, even after an hour. Only activity is blinking cursor at bottom of screen.

I also tried booting up after getting stuck, and system freezes on "starting coldplugging" with no response.

This is all very frustrating, and I've searched for a solution everywhere... I really like vector and would love to see it on my netbook. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 03:50:53 am »

Which version of VL are you tring to install and how are you partitioning the drive.  i.e How big a root partition /swap/home?
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jrobertson

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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 04:00:23 am »

I'm trying to install VL 6.0 Standard Gold.

I have my swap setup with 2GB, my root has ~40GB, and my home has ~200GB.

I figured this is a good setup for my purposes, which plenty of room for my media files.

Thanks for the reply
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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 09:38:30 am »

This might seem like a cop out but I'd like to eliminate the possibility of a bad burn.  Try the download again and re-burn, perhaps at a slower burn rate.  Also for testing purposes you might want to download the light live version and see how it runs off the live cd.

Also, seeing that the d250 is a netbook what method of installation have you choosen? External cd/dvd drive? or are you using unetbootin? or ?
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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 10:15:20 am »

Lyn has been having issues for some time now getting VL to his netbook. I'm beginning to wonder if it's an issue with the kernel and the Atom CPU?
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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 12:29:32 pm »

I will have to try other distributions and see if there is a difference with them... if so then it may well be a kernel issue. 
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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 01:50:09 pm »


My first attempt was with the GUI installer, works great until in between installing finishing and setting up Lilo, completely freezes after I hit next to start Lilo configuration...


I struggled with a similar Lilo issue when installing - Lilo would not install if I had 3 partitions (root,swap and home) but worked if I had just a root and swap - never worked out why, just changed the partitions after the install.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=11451.0

Not sure if that helps.
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jrobertson

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Re: Installation problems on aspire one d250
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 05:41:06 pm »

Thanks for your replies!

I tried burning the disc at 4x, problem still persists. I've tried the installation with both a usb drive via unetbootin and my external dvd drive. I've encountered a similar problem with udev on Zenwalk and TinyME, but other distros worked fine (i've tried several ubuntu versions, arch linux, fedora, and a few others.)

I'm completely stumped, but I have a strange feeling it might be a kernel issue. Would there be any way I could install vector with a newer kernel right off the bat to see if my suspicions are correct?

Thanks again everyone
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