Posted 05 January 2008 - 04:34 PM
I have tried to install two OS's with no avail- Ubuntu 7.10 64 bit version and Windows XP 64 bit Professional.
The Ubuntu amd64 desktop install cd loads up - I select the first option, start or install Ubuntu - the splash screen appears with the nice little logo and loading bar - then the computer freezes. Sometimes the orange loading bar goes quickly across the screen for a second, sometimes the orange loading bar doesn't appear at all. Either way, FREEZE.
I've tried using the "hdep=disable" (or something along those lines, i forget now) in the boot options, but that didn't work. I also disabled the splash screen to see if I could get an error message of some sort - when I did this, the last outputted line is "mounting root file system... ..." and the nothing.
I have also tried installing a copy of Windows xp64 Professional, but that seems to keep freezing the computer and I can not get a full install to happen. Once the initial files are installed, the computer will restart and boot up the windows install splash screen. The old 39 minutes left of installation appears, but it has never installed past the 14 minutes remaining mark - the computer will restart.
I did a RAM check using the ubuntu cd, and everything checks out fine. Is this a jard drive problem? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!! All the hardware is new, so maybe something came broken.
I'm going to try to boot up a USB Ubuntu Device, but that's going to take a little bit of time to configure the device.
Here are the computer specs:
Motherboard: ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD
CPU Socket Type-AM2+/AM2
CPU Type-Phenom FX / Phenom / Athlon 64FX / Athlon 64X2
FSB-2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
North Bridge-AMD 770
South Bridge-ATI SB600
CPU: AMD Phenom 9500 Agena 2.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache
Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor
Series-Phenom 9000 Series
CPU Socket Type-Socket AM2+
RAM: CORSAIR Dominator 4GB(4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2
8500) Quad Kit Desktop Memory
Type-240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
Capacity-4GB(4 x 1GB)
Speed-DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Video Card: PNY VCQFX1500-PCIE-PB-V Quadro FX1500 256MB 256-bit GDDR3
PCI Express x16 Video Card
Interface-PCI Express x16
TV-Out-HDTV / S-Video Out
Power Supply: XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 700W ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240V
Fans-14cm ball bearing fan
+12V Rails -4
PCI-E Connectors-2 x 6Pin
NVIDIA SLI Support-NVIDIA SLI Certified
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS 1TB 5400 to 7200 RPM
RPM-5400 to 7200 RPM
Average Seek Time-8.9ms