I have joined this forum recently, I am a newbie to Linux and facing issues while installing CENTOS 4.4 on my HP pavilion machine with XP home edition preinstalled.
My PC configuration is as follows...
1) Intel Pentium 4 processor 515 2.93 Ghz
2) 2GB DDR RAM
3) Integrated Intel GMA 900 Graphics Intel(R) 915 Express Chipset family
4) CD-RW/DVD combo drive
I have 2 SATA hard drives 40GB and 160 GB respectively,the 40GB drive is on a single partition (C
with XP installed, I haven't created any partition for the other 160GB disc and left it as unallocated space so that linux uses it for the installation.
I have set the BIOS to boot from the CDROM,after inserting the CENTOS in my CDROM,it does boot from the CD and provides me the installation options i.e. continue with GUI mode, text mode etc.
When I select any of the installation options,it scrolls a few lines
and it just hangs there with the cursor blinking, the text displayed on the screen is also not user friendly i.e. cannot be interpreted.
I have tried with different options at the linux boot prompt i.e. linux text noprobe skipddc etc, but no use it just hangs there.
I have not been able to proceed beyond this, can anyone please help me with this.
Thanks & Regards,