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Re: some of my gateway laptops refuse to install f11a i386



Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
>   i am having some of the strangest behaviour on my collection of
> gateway mx7120 laptops.  since they're 64-bit amd athlon mobile
> processors, i should theoretically be able to install either of 32- or
> 64-bit f11 alpha on them, no?
> 
>   however, over yesterday and today, i've found at least three of them
> that will, under no circumstances, even *look* at the i386 version of
> the install DVD and will boot to the hard drive, but will happily
> install off the x86_64 version. i take that i386 install DVD, put in
> what should be an identical laptop next to it, and it will install off
> of it just fine.  i put it back in the original laptop, it's ignored.
> what the heck?  and i now have at least three laptops that seem
> utterly uninterested in the i386 f11alpha DVD.

Can the errant machines read/mount the DVDs? I had (otherwise identical)
machines where some would read a CD while others didn't recongnize
it. Haven't seen such with DVDs (or with CDs for quite some time),
but...
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