Cannot install Manjaro with NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7650 GS] on old Medion Core2Duo 1,8 GHZ PC

The bootable media is hybrid so it works with legacy BIOS or EFI. You may have more joy with a newer image anyhow as 18.1.4 is way out of date. It contains an old version of pacman which also means your system will need some tinkering to get it updating with the new compressed package format in use by arch and manjaro.

The thing is, the machine you are attempting to install on may not be able to execute 64-bit code which is why the media will not boot. What specific processor and chipset does it have? Not all Core 2 Duo were 64-bit, some were but 64-bit instructions were disabled by the OEM. It's really a grey area with hardware of that generation.

This may be necessary instead:

I was able to install lubuntu 64 bit with another media.

System:    Host:  Kernel: 4.4.0-176-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1)
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: MEDIONPC product: MS-7318
           Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7318 Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 11/09/2006
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 6300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7447 
           clock speeds: max: 1867 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
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right so it may be the newer kernel that's the issue then, try building an ISO with kernel 4.4 instead of current and see if that works. in all the package lists, substitute KERNEL with linux44.

But i think, in that case i would see Grub first. Than later at selecting: boot normal, rescue, etc.. some msg: kernel-panic ?

So where's Grub?

Well to be fair you weren't clear how far it would or wouldn't get to. Have you got an optical drive you can boot this machine from and some blank media to burn an ISO to? You may get further that way.

yup, burning an actual iso to a dvd is my next step... but in usb stick times... hey, i realize it was years ago, when i burned linux dvd's, ähm cd's :grin:

better fire up the DeLorean then

Hmm

are there 2 XFCE Desktop's one for modern HW and the basic desktop for older ones? Thats new!

grafik

32-bit system?

the minimal ISO just has a trimmed out package selection and is primarily for people who want to use their own choices or just test hardware, either may work with your machine.

Hi,

Look the link below, I installed a manjaro-xfce-18.0.4-x32-stable-minimal-i686 on an old laptop with success, thanks to the forum :slight_smile:

https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-x32-install-on-old-laptop/128196/10

Enjoy !

Hi,
Edit: i have now burned a DVD with manjaro-xfce-19.0.2-200311-linux54.iso , i can select the language, etc, i can boot 64 bit Manjaro i see the booting kernel msg's, drivers beeing loaded... but at desktop i see this:

(obvious the NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7650 GS] is making problems...)

grafik

the old ubuntu inxi
System:    Host: medion Kernel: 4.4.0-176-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1)
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: MEDIONPC product: MS-7318
           Mobo: MICRO-STAR model: MS-7318 Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 11/09/2006
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 6300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7447 
           clock speeds: max: 1867 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7650 GS] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 7650 GS/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.135 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 04:01.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-176-generic
Network:   Card-1: VIA VT6102/VT6103 [Rhine-II] driver: via-rhine port: d400 bus-ID: 00:12.0
           IF: enp0s18 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter driver: rt73usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-006
           IF: wlx0012bfc41b97 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (2.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sde model: ST3320820AS size: 320.1GB temp: 40C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 293G used: 6.9G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sde5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 62.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 157 Uptime: 37 min Memory: 892.9/1998.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Ah, i've selcted the free graphics driver at boot.
Trying the nonfree driver now...

Here after similar kernel msg. "Loading Graphics session..." ?
I have a black screen with a fast blinking cursor on the upper top left...

But i can login with STRG + ALT +F3
trying to run
sudo -E calamares -d is not working in the terminal...
trying something else..
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Installation_Guides

It seems that with manjaro-xfce-19.0.2-200311-linux54.iso , i am unable to install Manjaro...?

hmm i'll try this..

...or not. (is it unpolite to aks for something like: sudo apt-get install manjaro hahahahaha)

Why not put Debian Stretch on it and stop flogging a dead horse?

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Calamares cannnot be run from the console..

grafik

https://archived.forum.manjaro.org/t/live-session-and-boot-problems-with-nvidia-card/

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

grafik

Booted with Live DVD nonfree drivers -> blinking cursor at the top uper left -> STRG + ALT + F3

mhwd -l

No NVIDIA driver available at my Live DVD with manjaro-xfce-19.0.2-200311-linux54.iso

2 Questions: should there be nvidia drivers?
Can i perform sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300 with a Live DVD ?

grafik

My fellow, rejoice.
You can get actually proper drivers for your graphics card with these simple instructions

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