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9th November 2006, 06:22 AM
Is there something special I have to do to install linux on an HP computer because I keep getting hardrive errors and cd errors. I have tried like 4 different hard drives and one other cd driv. The cd drive works after running linux ide=nodma. I had a friend who had this problem with a compaque (which is owned by HP) and he switched motherboards and swtiched back and it worked for him. what could be the problem?

8th February 2007, 10:00 PM

paul matthijsse
8th February 2007, 10:09 PM
What kind of hard disk problems exactly? It is not recognised or what? Do you have the same problems with all the four drives you tried?

9th February 2007, 12:59 AM
It has a read/write error during or before the install. Yes it does it on all the drives. Windows XP installs fine on them though.

paul matthijsse
9th February 2007, 02:34 PM
if you install from cd/dvd, the disc may have problems or the iso you downloaded (?) might be corrupt. Did you do the sha1sum check and a media check before installing?

10th February 2007, 05:18 AM
Yes they have worked fine on other computers.

10th February 2007, 06:23 AM
linux all-generic-ide pci=nommconf irqpoll