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Old 10-23-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
sridhar2000
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Trouble in Installing Redhat Linux Enterprise Server 4 AS on Acer Aspire 5004 Laptop


I bought a Acer Aspire 5004 NWLMI. Windows XP Professional is already installed. I downloaded the RHEL 4(AS) from a torrent site. I then burned the image to the cd using Nero 7. And when i boot the using the CD, the following things happen (the problem is the last thing)

1. it show ISO Linux 2.xx and boots the system

2. Then it show Redhat Enterprise Linux
- To Install or Upgrage in graphical mode, press enter key
-...............

3. I chose the enter key

4. Then it says loading vmlinuz............
Loading initrd.img...........................
Then it detects all hardware and harddisk....(All the harddisk and the dvd drive is detected.)

5. Then it contines to the last stage saying
loading /sbin/intall
running intaller
loading /sbin/loader
after that the screen truns black the system stops responding...... There is no harddisk activity nor cd activity in the system.

What should i do? i tried booting the system using linux dd, linux noprobe.... but the same result...

Please help me....

(Note: I tried using the same cd in my desktop system and it was working fine. It is a Intel P4 2.26, Intel 845 chipset mother board)

Sridhar
 
Old 10-24-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
Lenard
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Try install options; linux resolution=800x600 skipddc

Or any of the additional options listed here;
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...-bootopts.html

While not documented you can also use vga=XXX instead of resolution=, a table follows best viewed in a monospaced font;

Code:
Colors | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
-------+-------------------------------------
256    |   769      771      773      775
32k    |   784      787      790      793
64k    |   785      788      791      794
16M    |   786      789      792      795
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