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Old 08-29-2006, 01:07 AM   #1
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Install linux on HP m7580n


Hi:

Just wondering that if anyone has successfully installed any Linux distro on the HP m7000n series ? (mine is m7580n which comes with Athelon x2 4600+, 2GB RAM, GeForce 7300 LE, 320 GB SATA HD)

The problem is that the installers would hang (I have tried CentOS 4.3 and SuSE 9.3/10.1) They all complaing about psmouse:

psmouse.c: Mouse at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing n bytes away
psmouse.c: issuing reconnect request

can anyone point me to the right boot option to avoid this problem ?

Thanks !!
 
Old 08-29-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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Did you already check linux-on-laptops.com or tuxmobil.org?
This sites have often very useful hints regarding such install problems.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 01:18 AM   #3
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it's a desktop but I will try these 2 sites, thanks
 
Old 08-29-2006, 01:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tching@yahoo.com
it's a desktop but I will try these 2 sites, thanks
ooooooooh gosh! now you don't have to check this sites for this system of course..... But they are great for Laptop/NB hints.

So now I've noticed. Lets see if we manage it to get your system up and running using CentOS 4.3

PS: I would love to have such a Notebook with 320GB SATA HDD's.....lol

You say when the installer starts it hangs with this error.
HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7580n Desktop PC.
HP doen't seems to offer any king of Linux Sata supported drivers.

Last edited by odcheck; 08-29-2006 at 01:36 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 01:54 AM   #5
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PS/2 wireless devices?
I had a look on the HP site regarding this system.
But I am not really sure. The Mouse and the keyboard are attached via a PS/2 "wireless" connector? Is that correct?
If so it would be maybe better to perform the 1st install using a direct attached input devices.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 02:02 AM   #6
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I tried both PS2 and wireless and they yielded the same behavior. SATA drive support you mentioned is a more interesting question. Even though CentOS complains about the mouse, it did stop at dealing with hda1. I need to look at this a bit more.

Going to bed now, thanks for your time and hints.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:32 AM   #7
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hmmm.. still no clue, seems like linux supports SATA since 2.4, by 2.6 I'd expect it to be stable.

is anyone out there familiar with this psmouse thing ? possible solution ?
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:33 AM   #8
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it's a USB wireless by the way... I think it's where the problem is.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:46 AM   #9
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Maybe. Try a PS/2 mouse. it seemed to have a driver, but usb mouses are always messy. Especially since they can be disabled in some bios configuration utilities. I cant imagine what triggers your problem. SuSE 10.1 should work.. A ps/2 mouse means a different driver meaning a different chance to get linux working.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 01:20 AM   #10
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Okay that what mnm told you is just what I mentioned above.
Try to install with an PS/2 Mouse and PS/2 Keyboard not as Driver Module
but as physical Hardware maybe we had a communication problem?
But if you did so is there any way to adjust something within the BIOS Setup regarding USB Devices?
 
Old 08-31-2006, 11:59 PM   #11
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thanks guys for the help. I have tried ps2 since the first day but no luck, I downloaded ubuntu just for the heck of it and it boots to never never land with no error visible at all.

what kind of USB setting do you have in mind ? I have a HP laptop with similiar USB capability and it seemed fine to me....

for the last 2 nites I have been concentrating on CentOS and it always dies with the last message

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem)

does anyone know what should follow ? that might give me some clues.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:11 AM   #12
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If you have anyway of accessing that harddrive from another linux, the centos linux probably logs in /var/log. So, mount the harddrive in another linux box, and CD to the mounted hds var/log and launch your editor on any of the log files availible. You can list it with dir or ls.

You should post the logs... but i recommend highly putting each seperate files in code tags or quote tags or something that will make it easier to read than just posting it directly...

Hopefully we can find the problem. Strange problem...
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:18 AM   #13
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I am not sure if I understand you correctly. This problem happens when installing, not booting.. .in other words I don't think there is anything on the harddrive yet !

I think it was telling me that linux has mounted /root in the ram drive and "ready" to continue installing....

since the message says "Mounted" I am guessing it's ok with current step, the problem is what's supposed to follow.... which I don't have any clue
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:52 AM   #14
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Yes I understand what you mean. You cannot install cause annaconda freezes.
a) Your SATA is it configured as Raid?
b) Settings regarding USB: legacy support enabled (something like that)
c) how far does the setup wents through
- ISOLINUX boot prompt whats next?
d) have you tried to use with noprobe option - linux=noprobe
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:55 AM   #15
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sorry I was replying nmn's suggestion regarding get log from harddrive.

I think I figured out what's coming next: freeing unused kernel memory: nnnk freed.

Both slax (out of desperation) and SuSE dies here... pretty much the same as CentOS (right before).

I am pretty sure that I tried noprobe (no probing hardware right ?) but I can try it again.
 
  


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