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Old 10-04-2010, 07:28 AM
David Shum
 
Default Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"

Hi,

Ever since the university I attend for my postgraduate course in Information Technology introduced me to Debian, I have been an avid user of the operating system as a desktop environment.

I have been able to successfully install Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny" in an old Compaq desktop with Pentium III processor.


However, I could not install Debian into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx notebook with a Intel i5-540M processor (dual core).* I have been able to install Ubuntu 10.04.1 "Lucid Lynx" albeit without the software driver for the ATI graphics card which causes the operating system to crash.


I also was able install Debian into this machine I am typing my email on now, which is an ASRock desktop board based on AMD 880G chipset and AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor (quad core), but when I loaded the operating system, the monitor went into screen-saver and froze.


If anyone knows anything about these issues or had experienced something like this and had it resolved, please let me know.

Best regards,

David
 
Old 10-04-2010, 07:45 AM
Michael Schmitt
 
Default Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"

hi David,
maybe you can ask someone with the same problem here:
*http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1521022
good luck!
bye


2010/10/4 David Shum <davidwhshum@gmail.com>

Hi,

Ever since the university I attend for my postgraduate course in Information Technology introduced me to Debian, I have been an avid user of the operating system as a desktop environment.

I have been able to successfully install Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny" in an old Compaq desktop with Pentium III processor.



However, I could not install Debian into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx notebook with a Intel i5-540M processor (dual core).* I have been able to install Ubuntu 10.04.1 "Lucid Lynx" albeit without the software driver for the ATI graphics card which causes the operating system to crash.



I also was able install Debian into this machine I am typing my email on now, which is an ASRock desktop board based on AMD 880G chipset and AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor (quad core), but when I loaded the operating system, the monitor went into screen-saver and froze.



If anyone knows anything about these issues or had experienced something like this and had it resolved, please let me know.

Best regards,

David
 
Old 10-04-2010, 08:23 AM
Camaleón
 
Default Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"

On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 18:28:58 +1100, David Shum wrote:

(...)

> However, I could not install Debian into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx
> notebook with a Intel i5-540M processor (dual core).

What error/behaviour are you getting? The more information you provide,
the better people could help.

Greetings,

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:36 AM
Klistvud
 
Default Installation issues of Debian 5.0.6 "Lenny"

Dne, 04. 10. 2010 09:28:58 je David Shum napisal(a):


However, I could not install Debian into my Hewlett Packard dv6-3030tx
notebook with a Intel i5-540M processor (dual core). I have been
able to
install Ubuntu 10.04.1 "Lucid Lynx" albeit without the software
driver for

the ATI graphics card which causes the operating system to crash.


Debian stable (currently this is Lenny, but will soon be superseded by
Squeeze) doesn't come with the most recent kernels, and consequently
can be problematic to install on newest hardware (such as, I assume,
your laptop is). There are various workarounds you might try to make
Debian work on recent hardware though; such as hopping over to debian
backports and installing one of their newer kernels; or dropping Lenny
and installing Squeeze instead which comes with newer kernels.


I also was able install Debian into this machine I am typing my email
on
now, which is an ASRock desktop board based on AMD 880G chipset and
AMD
Athlon II X4 640 processor (quad core), but when I loaded the
operating

system, the monitor went into screen-saver and froze.



Sounds like a problem with your graphics driver. Single-user (no
deskktop) mode probably works; you should try that, and if the machine
boots fine into single-user mode, try running the commands lspci and
lsusb; if you post the output of these two commands here, somebody
might be able to give you further advice.


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