mandrake 9.1 freezes on install

  lesli 20:18 07 Sep 2003

I have used several versions of this distro from more than one magazine. Using the graphical installer the screen goes blank then the machine freezes.
If the machine is rebooted and text mode is selected the machine goes through a long install then halts with the last line being

ESR value before enabling vector: 00000002

Strangly this only happened from mandrake 8.1

If I reinstall, on a blank disc, mandrake 8.0 no problem.

I also have the same stall problem with Red hat 9 but not slackware 9.

The motherboard is a K7VMM with an Athlon XP2000+

  seedie 20:23 07 Sep 2003

Dunno if this will help.New to linux but I had to buy new Good qual. CDROMs to burn ISO images to. worked after that.

  lesli 06:28 09 Sep 2003

fanx a lot.
The cd's must be fine 'cos they work on other machines

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