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Ok, this morning I attempted 3 tries on the install and here's what happened....
1) The install got stuck on loading: @ 43%
NIS (or YP) client programs
2) The install got stuck on loading: @ 21%
Artwork for Red Hat default look and feel
3) The install got stuck on:
Checking dependencies in packages 0%
In the other attempts I had actually gotten further but the install froze. I am beginning to believe it is hardware related. This is an older Compaq, with only 128MB on it. I'll see about upgrading the RAM some more and give it another shot, unless someone on here has a great way to get past these stops. THANKS!
Try doing an install using text mode. It seems that the minimum ram for a graphical install is 192 mb of ram. Also if you can try using say debian minimal install since it is a text mode install just to see if it is your hardware or something else.
When you say "gets stuck" ... can you check on other
consoles (Alt-F2, F3, and so on) whether you get any
actual error messages as well? Chances are that the
machine has problems (maybe faulty RAM, maybe DMA