Cannot install SuSe or run a live CD

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by trackrat, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

    I am having problems getting linux on to my new computer.
    SuSe 9.2 pro will not install properly and trying to run Knoppix or Mepis from live CD`s produces this problem.
    PCI: Cannot allocate resources region 3 of device 0000:02:00.0
    I cannot run the Ispci command as I cannot get Linux to run.
    Windows is installed and running OK, is there any command in windows that will give the same information.
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

    Houston, Texas
    run memtest86 see if you have a bad stick of ram.
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    I believe the 0000:02 bus is going to be your PCI cards section. IIRC 0000:00 is your northbridge, 0000:01 is the AGP bridge, and 0000:02 is the PCI section.

    So, try and remove any PCI cards you have in and see if it will boot.

    FYI, the command is lspci, not ispci
  4. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

    I only have 2 PCI slots on the motherboard and they are both empty.

    It was a typing error, I meant to put lspci.
  5. unless hardware is damaged linux can run anywhere, so i'm guessing that something is wrong with a hardware
  6. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    Two thoughts:

    1. Are you running a newer model Dell? This happens frequently on a few newer models of Dell computers because the graphics card's memory is BIOS controlled until a PnP OS allocates more memory to it. Since most UNIX-based distro's can't allocate this until after the OS has booted, you will need to go into your BIOS and increase the video ram from 1MB default to 8MB.

    2. Are you using an Intel motherboard with integrated graphics? Some Intel Xtreme Graphics cards do what I mentioned above with the Dell. Thus, you will need to go into the BIOS and do the exact same thing above.
  7. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

    I have tracked it down to a device called a Programmable interrupt controller which is to do with the PCI bus.
    But I am at a loss of what to do next :speechless:
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2005
  8. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

    My set up is this.
    Abit AX8 motherboard
    AMD 64 3500 processor
    2 x 1gb Crucial pc3200
    2 x 80gb Maxtor sata drives
    XFX 6600gt 128mb graphics card