HI All :) I have been reading and reading and reading. And searching the forums and google on how to get this thing to work for me. ( I noticed a few posts by someone on here with the same machine getting some heat in the past for not doing his homework and providing information on his specs just cries of Help!) I admit I may have missed something related to my problems but I promise I have studied and did my homework.
I been trying to figure this out on my own but I can get it to install I followed this guide with the exception of the video card (Radeon HD2400) when I customize the install. But it keeps hanging on mDNSResponder[xx] Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx eventually the the screen goes black and the monitor turns off. On a side note after the first time I installed and I couldnt get it to boot I tried the bios mod in the first post and 5.39 still would just reboot the machine when the DVD or flash drive booted unless I used the cpus=1 flag. and the 5.17 and 5.23 would work but give a error that the cpu fan has stopped at upon post and have to f2 to continue.
Here are my Specs
HP pavilion a6433w
Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R
4GB PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
only things different than the stock machine is the addition of the
Radeon HD2400 video card
and 2x WD wd10eds 1TB hard drives
And in case I left anything out here is the page for my machine. HP Pavilion a6400 Desktop PC series*-* HP Pavilion a6433w Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01420071 - HP Business Support Center