I am new to linux. I have PC with configuraion- Intel original 946GZ motherboard, Core 2 CPU dual 1.8 GHz,512 mb 667Mhz RAM,80 GB SATA Seagate Hardisk,Basic optical mouse from Microsoft:driver->HID compliant mouse.
I have windows XP running with 3 partition-C:,D:,E: primary being C:. Leftover unallocated space is 20 GB. When I tried to install Redhat Enterprise linux 4.0 - I found following problem:-
1) when I run linux installation, it could not proceed beyond probing. so I gave linux pci=nommconf(I do n't know what is it for... I found from this site),but then it could not detect Sata hard disk. So Again i gave linux pci=nommconf all-generic-ide,then anaconda installer ran...
2)But then my mouse could not be detected by installer and showed list of mice. I tried a few from list ,but still mouse could not be detected.
I installed through Keyboard.
3)But after successfully installed message comes,when i restart,GRUB laoder GNU 0.95 shows 2 redhat linux and other(winxp).when i selected any one redhat linux, it could not come up. it comes upto kernel decompessing............ok. After that cursor blinks contnuously, but nothing happens....
Pl. help to completely install redhat enterprise 4 and guide how to make mouse work in linux.