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Old 05-25-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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RHL 9.0 install failing miserably


OKay, first off, complete newbie here, but willing to learn.
I go out and buy Red Hat 9.0, come home, read through the manual a bit and pop in the cd to start the install.
Restart, cd boots just fine, I hit enter to begin the install. It begins going through it's motions, lines of text scrolling across the screen, and then it hangs at "ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: USB 2.0 Enabled, ECHI 1.00 driver 2003-jan-22" and will stay there blinking until the end of time.
I've tried doing everything USB related in my Bios including disabling it completely, which wouldn't really have helped anyways once i got past that part and needed to input information.
Has anyone else come across this, and if so how do I solve it? Like I said, I'm a complete linux newbie so if any instructions are provided, please make them detailed
 
Old 05-25-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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P4 2.0 Ghz
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MSI 845E Max motherboard
ATI 8500LE
Soundblaster Live 5.1 mp3
Linksys nc100 fastethernet adapter
 
Old 05-26-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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It appears the ehci-hcd driver is "experimental". Try unplugging any USB 2 devices you might have? PS/2 keyboard/mouse might help.

Otherwise I'm kind of stumped, this kind of hardware problem is always tricky.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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I found a weird solution. If I disable USB from the BIOS, it won't freeze. Unfortunately, that means that I can't select anything from GRUB. I borrowed my roommate's PS/2 keyboard to use for selection, but considering he gets back into town tomorrow this can't be a permenant solution. Since I don't have any USB 2.0 devices, is there any way to disable it completely? I can't remove it from my system as it's built into my motherboard, but I can go back to only using USB 1.1...like I said, I don't think I have any 2.0 devices.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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maybe you could just install it with the ps2 keyboard and get RH up and running. You could try changing the keyboard and do a detect from there (quick keyboard swap) or trying booting with it at that stage? RH network may have an update by now too.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:14 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's what I did, but to no avail. If I have USB turned on in my BIOS settings, it freezes, if I have it turned off, it boots. Now, if I have it turned off, I can't use GRUB (My keyboard is USB) and it defaults to windows, if I have it turned on, I can use GRUB, but RH freezes.
Completely updated through RHN, still not working properly. Like I said, I think my best option is completely disabling USB 2.0 and just going with 1.1, but I don't know how to do that. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:27 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Spytap
completely disabling USB 2.0 and just going with 1.1
In the bios, all you can do is enable/disable usb ? No switching between the two? I'm stumped there. Unless you can get an older RH driver (for usb support) which might see your usb2 as usb1.1. If not go for a 5 dollar ps2 keyboard.

Hmm, are there any irq values you can change in the bios or usb specific values to change around?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:56 PM   #8
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Originally posted by hamster In the bios, all you can do is enable/disable usb ? No switching between the two?
As far as I can see. I'm dragging the MB manual out right now to see if I can, but as far as I can see...those are the options I got.
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I'm stumped there. Unless you can get an older RH driver (for usb support) which might see your usb2 as usb1.1. If not go for a 5 dollar ps2 keyboard.
Yeah, I'm hoping I don't have to get a new keyboard....I really like this one.

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Hmm, are there any irq values you can change in the bios or usb specific values to change around?
Looking into it now. Thanks for the advice.
 
  


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