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Trouble installing Linux on circa-1999 Compaq Presario

Bill Horne wrote:
>> I forgot to ask: did you try using the "noapic" and "nolapic" options
>> during install? Some machines need them.
>> Bill 

Yes, I also selected those two in the options, selecting them did not 
change anything, the installs continued to fail with the same I/O errors.

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