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i started a suse 10.0 installation, the cd1 boots quite well, but when i start the installation it hangs at some point. after detecting USB devices the next line says searching for file info or i think its searching for info file..
i tried installing with safe settings the same thing happens, then i tried installing with ACPI disabled but still it hangs..
Have you tried selecting the 'Installation - Safe Settings' from the boot menu? See what happens. Also, do you have any USB devices connected such as printer, scanner, webcam, etc.? Try unplugging them to see if you get any further through the initial hardware detection phase.
Originally posted by danrweki will try but i tried the CD with another PC and it seemed not to hung, could it be hardware may not be compatible
It could be you have some piece of harware (most likely USB, since its where it hangs), that is not corectly detected by the auto-detect. If the wrong drivers are loaded, it could hang the system. Try unplugging devices. Start with USB one. If you haev a USB pci controller. try to also remove it. Just to see if you get past the installation process.
It could also be the CD-rom drive. Maybe it has difficulties to read some part of you installation CD. That part happend to be where the USB drivers he's trying to load are. Some drives (mostly older ones) are picky with the media(cd-r).