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Newbie user here. I'm fairly technical, but unless I'm shown something once, I'll occasionally struggle. This is one of those times.

I've got an older laptop, Toshiba Satellite Pro M30 that I want to install any of the Distro's on. So far I've tried iPC, iDeneb and Kalyway, but each give me the same error. I get stuck at the APCI: System State [s0..... etc] point in the boot. I don't even get as far as choosing Kernel or drivers or anything. Would it be due to the spec of the laptop? It's as follows:


Centrino 1.7GHz


100GB Hard drive

Geforce Go FX5200 (maybe 5500 or 5600, can't actually remember now. Can confirm when I get home).


The rest is all standard, LAN, modem, Wireless card etc.


My second question is, if it's a hardware issue, is there anything I can do to modify the kext files to pickup the hardware, or add new kexts for what I need?

And finally, how do you edit the kext or add new ones in?!


Sorry for the long (first) post. Hope someone can help me.





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