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Old 12-15-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
FloydFan
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Question Problem Loading Redhat 8.0 on Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop


I am trying to install Redhat Linux 8.0 on a Dell Inspiron 5150 with the following specs:

Pentium 4, 3.06 MHz
512 MB RAM

I am receiveing the following problem:

I come to the redhat install screen and choose to install graphically by hitting enter. It says:
Loading vmlinuz ..........
Loading initrd.img ...............

Then it shows a screen with hardware information and hangs at the following part:

"Using local APIC timer interupts.
Calibrating APIC timer........
......CPU clock speed is 3056.5667 MHz
......host bus clock speed is 0.0000 MHz
cpu: 0, clocks: 0, slice: 0
-" <--- (This is a blinking cursor)

I think it is having trouble with the hardware but I am not sure. I have tried to use "linux noprobe", "linux skipddc", and "linux lowres" all of which resulted in the same thing. Also, I can install redhat linux 9.0 with no problem, it is only 8.0 that hangs like this. Unfortunately, the software I am trying to use does not run properly on 9.0 and has been tested for 8.0 so I have to get 8.0 running. If anyone has any ideas, please help. I am very new to Linux so please explain as much as possible. Thank you in advance.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 04:53 AM   #2
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Check out the link and look at the end of the postings (under "Mine works")

http://www.livejournal.com/community/linux/528423.html

More info:

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfor...message.id=495


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