[Mageia-discuss] mageia 2 live cd

Paul Simon psimon at sonic.net
Sun Jun 3 06:22:24 CEST 2012

I've been working for two days running a live cd on an old laptop as well as 
my main linux machine before attempting installation of mga2 on both 
machines.  I have been unsuccessful.  I"m not a newcomer nor an expert and 
am not interested in (to me) exotic CLI workarounds.

It's apparent that the default drivers (?) on the live CD aren't 
appropriate.  The display on the laptop eventually ends up as rows and 
columns of white dots on a black backround with the arrow cursor still 
visible.  The video card is an Nvidia NV17 GeForce4 440Go.

My attempts on the relatively new Dell desktop with an NVidia GeForce 2 
MX/MX400 also failed.  All the text boxes were empty and text on the 
background were missing characters.

Mga 1 worked for me like a charm.  I love it.  I hope that my experience 
installing mga 2 are rare; if not, mga 2 has a significant problem in 
recruiting new users.

Paul Simon 

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