Kernel 2.6 hanging decompressing
I was running SuSE 9.1 Pro for about 6 months with no problems on my PC that is dual boot with Windows XP.
I decided to check out a newer versions and flavors of Linux. I tried SuSE 9.2, Fedora Core 3, Fedora Core 4 Test-3, KNONNPIX 3.9, and FreeBSD 5.6 all with no luck.
At the beginning of the install right after you select text or a graphical install(I tried both) and the Kernel starts to decompress, it gets stuck and hangs at "kernel_helper_thread" I have tried various thing but with no luck. It seems that the 2.4 kernel likes my machine but the 2.6 doesn't. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
AMD K7 1 gig
512 megs ram
ATI Radeon 9600 PRO
ASUS A7V-E motherboard
2 IDE hard drives on IDE 1
2 CDROM drives on IDE 2