Cant install on older P4 box

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Cant install on older P4 box

Postby countj2 » Sun May 06, 2012 22:14

Hello all, I am new to Sabayon and trying to install it on an older P4 based HP d530 box. Every time I try to boot from a cd, it crashes while it is loading the environment. I have been able to get it booted using a USB key, but the installer keeps crashing on me. Here is a link to the crash log from that: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgj0eq9t24xy6cz/dmesg I am trying to install Sabayon 8 Xfce.

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Re: Cant install on older P4 box

Postby Jomiel » Mon May 07, 2012 10:03

Hi there,
I'm not that good in something like that, but there is an error in a library. Have you checked the md5sum of the iso?

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Re: Cant install on older P4 box

Postby countj2 » Mon May 07, 2012 13:03

I just checked, the checksum was correct. One thing I forgot to mention is that I did have to change a few BIOS settings to get the installer to run. I disabled ACPI S3 support, disabled ACPI/USB @ top of memory, and disables I/O APIC mode. I used Universal USB Installer to put the iso onto a usb drive. When booting from that it went straight to the text based boot prompt, I hit enter to boot the liveCD environment. When booting from a burned DVD it went to a menu where I chose either graphical or text based installation, but both of these crashed before even getting me to an installation screen, with the caps lock and scroll lock lights flashing.
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Re: Cant install on older P4 box

Postby anomaly65 » Thu May 17, 2012 15:46

some older hardware really likes this if you add it to the boot like on the cdrom (F5 options if I recall)

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Re: Cant install on older P4 box

Postby countj2 » Tue May 22, 2012 21:38

Thanks for the suggestion, I couldn't get the CD to boot, so I tried reformatting my USB drive, redoing everything and then it worked. The installer crashed the first try but after that it installed.
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