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Install hangs at "Searching for info file" [solved]
Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to help me out!
I am trying to install SuSE 9.3 on my computer. I already have WinXP installed on my 160GB PATA drive, and I want to install SuSE 9.3 (v2.6.11 kernel) on my 200GB SATA drive. I downloaded the CD images from a SuSE 9.3 mirror, burned them to disc, and tried installing SuSE 9.3.
The installation begins detecting hardware, and detects USB devices and ieee1394 devices just fine. The problem is that the installation hangs right after these when it says "Searching for info file." I have left it there for hours but it's still stuck, so I'm pretty sure it's not just taking an extra long time. I have searched this forum and found that it seems to be a problem with version 2.6 of the kernel and the SATA hardware on my motherboard.
Any ideas of how I can fix this? Is there some way I can force the installation of a previous version of the kernel that does not have these conflicts? Any ideas about anything relating to this at all?
Thanks so much!
Last edited by masterspud777; 08-19-2005 at 08:09 PM.
By the sounds of it the kernel will need to be patched to support your SATA driver. Not exactly a new users task. I would suggest to place the hard drive on a normal ATA connection and when you figure out how to patch and recompile your kernel to suppot your SATA then swap it over.
This will involve compiling a kernel, editing your fstab and GRUB files then swapping to SATA.
Hey, well I fixed my problem. For some reason, I had to change my motherboard from "Enhanced Mode" to "Compatible Mode" in the BIOS. This makes the motherboard more friendly towards Legacy OSs, which, for some reason, made linux happy too. I'm not sure what a Legacy OS is, or if Linux is one, but it did the trick! Thanks anyway for the help!
Hi! I have the same trouble here and i couldn't find the modeswitch-menu om bios, but i found some RAMoption, where you can swtich it on OS2 or non OS2 support. Althought, i don't think that ramoptions have something in common with sata hd. So,
masterspud777, could you tell me where i can switch this mothrerboard moad in bios?
Hey masterspud777, we both have asus mobo's so hopefully mine has these two modes I'll be able to switch between.. I guess I may have accidentally changed it before, as I've had suse 9.3 running until I stuffed the kernel or something. Not too long before I get out of this exam and get home to test :P *fingers crossed it works*
i tried tu install a suse 9.3 but the results remained the same, it can't find my HD. perhaps i should download a sata linuxdriver for my hd and load it in the manual setup. i'll hope this will help. i'll report the results