I tried to install AS 3.0 on my Toshiba Tecra but after a subliminal screen that said something about ohci1394... and a too-fast-to-read-message I got a Kernel Panic and a dump which scrolled the previous message out of view. I've tried various options such as text, noprobe, ide=modma, apm=off, noapic, noapmd ... but all of them seem to be ignored - am I not specifying them properly? or could there be something more sinister?? I successfully installed Red Hat 9 on the same machine but I need AS3. Has anyone got any ideas. I would be most grateful for any help. Bye, Jim.