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Old 10-07-2003, 01:11 PM   #1
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problem installing redhat 9... please help


hey guys,

i've been trying to install redhat 9, but i keep running into the same problem. i boot up with the cd in the drive and it takes me to a splash screen that gives me a choice of options. i press enter to begin installation. it then takes me to a black screen saying that it's uncompressing the files, and booting the kernel. then it hangs there and does nothing. there's no flicker from the cd drive. i've left it for a while several times and nothing's happened. i thought it might have been the media or how i copied the iso images, but i've since tried it with a friend's cds that have been used successfully to install it before. anyone have any ideas as to what is the problem??

thanks in advance,

- ryan
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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Hi there...


I think your problem lies with the apm...

Do this...when u see your GRUB splash screen...press 'e'.

Then type "apm=no"
Then save this and restart...it's most likely something to do with the motherboard...

Cheers,
Athen
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:15 PM   #3
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hey athen,

thanks for the reply, i'll try it out now.

- ryan
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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hey,

i tried typing e at the prompt and it said something like there is no kernal command for 'e' or something to that effect... i'm not sure if i'm at the GRUB screen you referred to (not sure what that is) the only place where i can enter anything is the initial red hat screen that gives me a couple F-key options and tells me to press enter for install/update, etc...

- ryan
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
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Hey,
What Boot loader have u installed ? Grub is most often used. Well anyway...You have to select the RED HAT LINUX and then press e. This will let u enter commands...Hang on..lemme check it for u.

-Athen
 
Old 10-07-2003, 04:09 PM   #6
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Hey,

Here's the answer...In GRUB (bootloader), you press "e" to edit the commands before booting. That's what you have to do. Issue the apm=no to shut down advanced power management.....

So just add a line "apm=no"

cheers,
athen
 
Old 10-07-2003, 04:31 PM   #7
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If that doesn't work... make sure you have an updated BIOS. SuSE kept hanging for me as it was installing. I flashed a new BIOS and it worked beautifully...

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Old 10-08-2003, 04:33 PM   #8
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hey guys,

to athen:

i still haven't installed redhat, i don't have a boot loader yet... i'm still stuck at the first screen that asks me to press enter to install and gives me a couple other options and a prompt. i cannot execute any commands other than the few that are listed there. i cannot use the 'e' command you mentioned earlier. if i press enter to install, it brings me to a black screen and says it's uncompressing files, ok. booting kernel... and it hangs there.

to hindenbergbaby:

i haven't flashed my bios in a while, i'll check to see if there's an updated one. but it hasn't been that long, probably about 8 months, i'll check though.

- ryan
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:54 PM   #9
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Try typing linux then any kernel options you need after that eg

linux apm=no

or

expert apm=no

you could also try the noprobe option as well
 
  


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