Please help - problem with boot

Mustafa Abbasi lordverminard at
Mon Jul 4 18:49:21 UTC 2005

first of all welcome to linux and ubuntu.
try checking the nvidia website to see if they have some drivers for the 
secondly check out the knoppix and ubuntu sites to see if you can disable 
sopme option before booting.

On 7/4/05, DanM <micudan at> wrote:
> First of all I am very new in Linux world and my English is not very good 
> so …
> please be kind with me!
> I have a computer with the following configuration:
> CPU INTEL Pentium 4/3 GHz
> MB ASRock P4I65GV/ video on board Intel 82865G
> 512 MB DDRAM PC3200
> HDD SATA 120 GB 7200 RPM
> MODEM Intel 536EP, internal
> First time when I have installed Linux was Suse 9.1 Pro. It went smoothly, 
> no
> problems at all (I even managed to properly install the modem and navigate 
> on
> Internet).
> Then I bought a SPARKLE GeFORCE FX5500/350 MHz RAMDAC 128 MB DDR video 
> card and
> the problem began. The system is freezing during boot.
> I erased Suse Linux 9.1 Pro and put Mandriva 10.1 instead but the same 
> problem
> occurred. I even try with KNOPPIX 3.7 PRO. When I choose to boot with 
> kernel 2.6
> freeze but when I boot with kernel 2.4 the system boots well, but video 
> card is
> not recognized (manufacturer NVIDIA type unknown … ).
> With Ubuntu Live the boot process goes well until * Starting hotplug 
> subsystem
> …and freeze.
> Please help me to install Ubuntu Linux on my computer (I wonder why Linux
> doesn't recognize all the hardware with generic drives and then let the 
> user to
> install the right ones to avoid problems like this. I have WindowsXP SP2 
> on
> other partition and is going fine).
> Thank you for your help!
> Dan Micu
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