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Re: [TCLUG:6461] New hardware being stupid

Sounds to me like you might have some bad memory.  You should get it checked.


Jer Smith wrote:

> Kevin Bullock wrote:
> > Greetz *:
> >
> > I recently ordered a nice ATX case, ASUS P5A motherboard, S3 ViRGE/DX,
> > 128MB PC100 DIMM, and Maxtor 6.4G hard drive. I put them all together,
> > booted up, and then tried installing linux. The Debian (slink) boot kernel
> > gave me a /general/protection/fault/. (that ain't supposed to happen with
> > linux!) Thus consternation reigned in the most equitable of bedrooms
> > (though cluttered). No problem, I thought, I can get it going with windows
> > at least and get back to work. Soory, no dice here either. Locks up every
> > time I try to install. It's also (incidentally) independent of whether or
> > not I use maxtor's EZ-BIOS or my ROM to control the HD. Anyone have any
> > clues?
> We really need more information to help.
> What was the exact error, and when did it occur?
> Jer Smith
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