|10-05-04, 01:40 PM||#1|
Whitebox install freezing on welcome/in graphical mode
Hi all. I've had some experience with linux in the past but not so much with the boot options and troubleshooting problems right off the bat. I installed Whitebox 3, Respin 1 (2004.06.16) and it froze everytime it went into graphical mode to install so I retried and used text mode. I successfully installed the os but forgot to remove the 'default to graphical boot' and now it locks up within 10 seconds of loading x-windows; I have to hit reset. I can't click on the "back/next" option on the main page w/o it freezing and it will freeze even if I don't click on it.
I want to do some linux development (BES) and maybe play some games but I obviously can't if I can't troubleshoot this initial problem. Any help getting out of graphical mode/turning off any options that may allow me to boot properly would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yeah, I tried the noapic/lapic (or whatever it was) options as I read somewhere in the forum but it didn't help, just took longer to load and still the same time to freeze up upon reaching the welcome screen.
Asus Nforce ?2? chipset (a7n8x deluxe)
Athlon XP-2500 cpu
1 gig (2 dimms) of Kingston memory (PC2700 DDR)
1 Ultra2 Scsi LVD card
1 SATA/150 Seagate Barracuda
Plextor 32x SCSI cd-rom
Plextor 8/20 SCSI cd writer
Creative DVD Rom drive
Last edited by wibble; 10-05-04 at 02:12 PM.
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