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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
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.
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.
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
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?