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#1 2007-07-15 14:46:22

oportec
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Registered: 2007-06-11
Posts: 17

[SOLVED]Arch doesn't start installation

Hi to all,
I'm trying to install arch on an Asus L7200 series laptop (PII 266Mhz). On this laptop I've tried a lot of live distros like
dsl knoppix elive and everyone starts. I've also installed dsl on the hard disk. When I insert the Arch's cd I obtain always, even with different boot options:

loading vlinuz....................
loading intrd.img....................
(and at the very beginnig)
start_kernel+0x3e5 / 0x4d0
unknown_boot_option+0x0/0x260
(lines of couple of exadecimal numbers)
kernel panic-not syncing:Attemped to kill the idle task!

Can I do something?
I hope you understand my 'not so good' english. Thanks. Paolo

Last edited by oportec (2007-07-16 07:58:23)

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#2 2007-07-15 22:48:25

hacosta
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2006-10-22
Posts: 422

Re: [SOLVED]Arch doesn't start installation

i think you need ate least 96MB of ram to boot
http://www.archlinux.org/news/305/

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#3 2007-07-15 22:58:22

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
Posts: 4,017

Re: [SOLVED]Arch doesn't start installation

If that's the case (lack of RAM), you might try installing Arch using archboostrap - although I'm not sure whether it still works. There's more information on different ways of installing in the wiki, I believe.

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#4 2007-07-16 07:56:57

oportec
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Registered: 2007-06-11
Posts: 17

Re: [SOLVED]Arch doesn't start installation

This could really be the problem. I've only 64MB of ram. Thanks

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