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Old 01-05-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
TheMabster
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Installer hangs during hardware detection


Today I started the process of installing Debian on my laptop but the installer hangs during hardware detection.

I'm using the official 3.1 CDs to do the installation and I boot the installer with 'linux26' as the parameter. When it hangs, this is what is displayed:
Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM drives
84%
Loading module 'ide-disk' for 'Linux ATA DISK'...
Is there any way to diagnose what could be causing this? I am doing the installation on a laptop (DELL Inspiron 5150), but I would assume this falls under general hardware issues?

Oh, and for reference sake, this hang doesn't happen if I don't provide the 'linux26' parameter (but I get other issues instead later on).

Thanks,
- Mab
 
Old 01-06-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by TheMabster
Today I started the process of installing Debian on my laptop but the installer hangs during hardware detection.

I'm using the official 3.1 CDs to do the installation and I boot the installer with 'linux26' as the parameter. When it hangs, this is what is displayed:
Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM drives
84%
Loading module 'ide-disk' for 'Linux ATA DISK'...
Is there any way to diagnose what could be causing this? I am doing the installation on a laptop (DELL Inspiron 5150), but I would assume this falls under general hardware issues?

Oh, and for reference sake, this hang doesn't happen if I don't provide the 'linux26' parameter (but I get other issues instead later on).

Thanks,
- Mab
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