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I had some trouble getting my screen resolution fixed and I installed my software serveral times (problem with video is fixed), Suse and then Mandrake 9.2, they all worked then but now the install disks freeze during installation. Is there something to know about installing to many times. I even switched hard drives to see if it was hardware. Suse 7.0 is the only one that seams to work still. Red Hat 9, Mandrake 9.2, and Suse 9 all freeze on install... please help....
P.S. Suse 7.0 is original set of disks... all the rest are iso burns...
by freeze, do you mean that you can see someting on the screen and then everything no longer moves? can you move your mouse during these freezes? or do you just see a blank screen when the freeze occurs?
is there a certain place that all the distros like to freeze at? (like during kernel loading or setting up X settings...)
sry for all the questions, but it is to better understand your problem; my thinking is that it is a hardware issue and something about your hardware the kernel is not liking (it might be a burned out part of your motherboard for example...)
The CDrom light is blinking and installing... then all of a sudden it powers down like nothing is happening anymore... the most common place it stops in on "second stage install" (with a black background) the cursor blinks for 5 seconds the quits. I have to reboot. Cannot remove media or use mouse or keyboard
ah, the very annoying cdrom spindown... i hate that....
if you happen to have another cd drive lying around, you may want to try that; i know my cddrive likes to randomly spin down and won't spin up but make a nasty cricket sound followed by some noise like something is stuck in the gears... (but i have another dvdrom drive which i use that spins up really fast)
that is all i can think of right now... the drive may be dying (worn out) and doesn't like the way newer distros are accessing it
*btw, you wouldn't happen to be running a sony computer, would you?
if you get a little bit farther each time you use your cd drive, then that is fairly indicative of a hardware, specifically cd-drive, issue
i don't think i can diagnose it any farther, your best bet is to find another computer (either your own or someone else's) and test your cd's get through the installers to the point just before they install anything (that way you don't have to screw up a neighbor's computer, for example); if you can't get that far on another computer, then you have bad burns.... (but this does not seem likely in your case)
*edit: also, the fact that you can't eject your cd is normal; the install program automatically locks your drive
Last edited by TheOneAndOnlySM; 01-29-2004 at 09:58 PM.