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Old 08-01-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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RedHat Enterprise ES 4.1 installation on HP Pavilion a705w


Hello,

I tried installing RedHat Enterprise ES 4.1 on HP Pavilion a705w, it shows the following message and reboot,

"Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel"

I had the same problem on installing Fedora Core 3 on the same machine, and "linux acpi=off" solved the problem, but now this setting doesn't work on RedHat Enterprise 4.1, does anyone have an idea to fix it ?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 10:09 PM   #2
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Try disabling things in BIOS. On one of my boxes i have to disable USB so that FC3 and FC4 can install. I believe you can disable ACPI in there as well.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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thanks,

there is no setting for ACPI in BIOS, but I did change some settings on power management, also disabled some hardware, nothing works. I guess RHEL4.1 doesn't like some hardware in this PC
 
Old 08-04-2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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Have you tried any other distros? I imagine its something with the 2.6.9 kernel. Knoppix 4.0 has the 2.6.10 kernel and FC4 users 2.6.11. Its odd that RHEL4 is not booting.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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I have tried another distributor CentOS 4.1, same thing happens;

however, RHEL4.0 can be loaded with "linux acpi=off"
 
Old 08-08-2005, 09:21 PM   #6
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hmm .... well, whatever it takes sometimes.

Installing a kernel after the base installation may provide whatever acpi needs to run. However, you prob are using RHEL4 for a business purpose and for that you better stick with the RedHat kernels. If this is just a play/workstation machine, then a distribution like Fedora Core 4 would be more advisable.
 
  


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