[Ilugc] weird boot error in mandriva
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Fri Aug 13 12:42:36 IST 2010
have a fairly aged machine which could only take mandriva 2009 (fedora
and latest mandriva do not install). It was running fine. Now it was
decided to make it a server, so an extra lan card was put in. Boots,
mandriva flash screen appears, progress bar at the bottom reaches about
3/4th of the way and then nothing happens. Multicoloured patches appear,
for example, where the mouse cursor should be we get a multicoloured
square that does not move. Once or twice it booted, kde came up and I
was able to use the machine. The new lan card was detected ok.
after a day or two it used to reach that stage and hang. I tried safe
mode and it worked perfectly giving the full kde screen at good
resolution. So it is not a grahics card problem.
so I tried again. it hung. there is no reset button, so I just tried
ctrl-alt-delete - and hey presto - the kde login screen came up and it
worked perfectly after that. Any clues about what on earth is going on?
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