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Steve G
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Hi
I'm trying to install ClearOS 7 business on an ancient Compaq ML310 G1 without much success. I had the community version of 6.6 installed without issue.

I boot off the cd, hit enter to start installing and the screen goes blank then about 30 seconds later I get some pixaltion in the top left corner and that's it, nothing further happens.

I've tried trashing and creating a new raid array, I've tried the install with the basic graphics option from the troubleshooting...

I've tried adding the following lines to the install...

Thinking it's a vga issue:
"vga=normal acpi=off apic=off" (also tried it without the vga=normal) when that didn't work
"vga=2"


Thinking it' could be an issue with the old raid controller not being supported

"hpsa.hpsa_simple_mode=1 hpsa.hpsa_allow_any=1"

When none of that worked, I pulled the raid disks out and put in an old ide 40gb drive.

I know it's not an issue with the install media as I got this installed and working yesterday on another machine when this one would not work.

Any tips, and please I am a total linux newbie. Unless it's a gui or step by step instructions I'll probably get it wrong.
Thursday, December 17 2015, 08:04 AM
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    Friday, January 08 2016, 11:01 PM - #Permalink
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    Actually the install media may be the issue. The ML310 G1 came with a Pentium 4 and they were 32 bit only until 2004. If your G1 is old enough you are up against COS 7 supporting 64 bit only.

    Cheers,

    Peter
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    Steve G
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    Wednesday, January 06 2016, 01:31 PM - #Permalink
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    Thanks Nick

    Neither of those helped.

    Out of desperation I gave up and installed it on another pc as time was an issue and the business was closing for the annual Christmas shutdown.
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    Thursday, December 17 2015, 01:36 PM - #Permalink
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    Try something like vga=791 (1024*768, 16-bit colour) or vga=788 (800*600, 16-bit colour). Other than that I can't help.
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