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It's not real clear from your message.....Does the computer hang completely when it gets to that point or can you get to a console? Basically, it looks like you haven't configured your video properly or you aren't using the correct drivers.
If I remember correctly, you can compile agpgart support for the Intel 440 into the kernel. If you can get as far as a console, you may need to do this.
You still haven't really said what is happening on your system. Can it boot? If it's hung before it gets to console, you aren't going to be able to compile a new kernel. Compiling a kernel isn't that hard, but lets make sure that's the right solution first. That was just a guess on my part because you haven't really provided any details. It's also possible you don't need to compile a kernel, there might be other ways around this problem.
What we need to help you is details. What's happening on your computer, what error messages are you seeing (the exact error message, not paraphrases), what do your logs tell you (look in /var/log for syslog and messages)?
My laptop hangs when it tries to boot, It hangs at the Linux agpgart and nothing happens, I don't think that my system has agp so the video card can't be agp either, because my lspci only has one bus not two like on my other machines that have agp. I just intalled debian 3.0, then rebooted and won't boot I don't understand. All I am trying to do is get to a console.
i have the same problem as the start of this trend,
installed slack 10 using the adaptec boot option due to using an old hp netserver e55 server with scsi disk
install all went nice , but when i boot go past the lilo screen starts processing startup until it gets to -
linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) jeff hartmann
agpgart: maximum main memory to use for agp memory : 149m *the graphics card i have is an agp type with its own 64mg ram*
agpgart: detected intel 440bx chipset
/\ this is where mine hangs /\
i can't do anything with this system from this point just power cycle it !
* i'm a newb to linux and would appres. thicko instructions where possible *