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Old 05-23-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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Linux will not boot


Ok .. I just installed Redhat 7.3 .. I know its old but thats what I had laying around ... got all the way threw the install. it will boot to the point "Initializing USB Controller (ech1-hcd) .................. OK " .. than locks up .. dose nothing else .. anyone know how I can find out what it going on ...

I have it installed on a P 4 2gig (Intel) ASUS Mother Board (Intel chipset) ... 512 Meg ram and a 20 gig drive .. its on its own HD .. I have the IDE 0,0 running WindowsXP and IDE 0,1 ( I think it is) running RedHat ...


I am a real Linux newbie .. so detailed instructions would be great!

Thanks!
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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Hi there thebutler4!!!

Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. Seems like the good old Redhat 7.3 is having problems with one of you USB devices. Is it an scanner? printer? Remove one, then try to reboot and see if it boots. Keep removing stuff and rebooting until you find which device is giving you headaches. If it's an USB mouse or keyboard, you will have to either use an ordinary PS2 mouse/keyboard or try out a newer Linux(however, Redhat 7.3 is my favorite Redhat distribution ), since most of those issues were addressed...

Good luck!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 05-25-2004 at 06:09 PM.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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Very cool .. well .. I am posting this threw linux!!!! ... I am stoked .. Thanks for the help here ..

Now I need to figure out how to install my video card drivers and my sound card drivers ...

Anyone know how to install Nvidia Geforce 3 TI200 Drivers and OR Sound Blaster Audigy 2 platinum drivers? ...
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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cool! You're welcome. Hmmmm, nvidia heim, take a look into this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=Nvidia

you will find what you seek to get nvidia drivers to run smoothly. We are lucky that Nvidia did all the hard work for us and supports Linux with good drivers . If you get the driver to work and need TV-out support lemme know . I also have a Sound Blaster Audigy. As root, try running:

Code:
sndconfig
Redhat provides a sndconfig tool for configuring sound. As this is an older Redhat, chances are that it won't work. (Id recommend you try it out anyway with different options). If it fails, you will need to install alsa drivers:

http://www.alsa-project.org/

Newer versions of Linux already come with alsa support . I think that's it
 
Old 05-24-2004, 12:40 AM   #5
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how do I know for sure if I have the kernal source installed?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:06 PM   #6
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try:

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rpm -qa | grep kernel
or

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rpm -qa | grep kernel-source
and see if it returns anything like "kernel-source"
 
Old 05-29-2004, 12:48 AM   #7
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ok .. Yes it Returned

kernel-source-2.6.5-1.358
kernel-doc-2.6.5-1.358
kernel-2.6.5-1.358
kernel-utils-2.4-9.1.131

So it would be safe to say I have the kernel source installed correct?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:12 AM   #8
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yup, it's installed.
 
  


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