System crashes during installation of any Lynux distribtion
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System crashes during installation of any Lynux distribtion
I am a newbie to Linux and trying to install RHEL v.4 on my machine which has the following hardware configuration---
Asrock 865iGV motherboard
Intel pentium 4 processor
512mb DDR RAM
NVIDIA Geforce FX5200 graphics card
SAMSUNG SP0822N Hard Disk Drive 80gb
Network Adapter:Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast
Smart Link 56k Voice Modem
I have tried several times last one wek to install Linux on my PC,and recieved a variety of errors.
The very first time when I boot from the installation CD the process stopped at a point looked like this--
Code: (a 3 line of mysterious numbers were shown)
<6>USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver V2.2
I thought may be there is something wrong with the USB ports and I retried the installation by disabling the USB ports from the BIOS.This time the process again got hang in between at a poin like---
modprobe $1>/dev/null 2>&1
This time I disabled the ONBOARD LAN from the BIOS in a trial and error way thinking that there might be something wrong with the network adapters and then the installation process ran very smoothly,but after completion and rebooting when I tried to start Linux the system got stuck at a line ----
Checking for new hardwares....
frem there I can only change the terminals using <ALT><F2><F3><F4>,and <Alt><Ctrl><Del> to reboot the system and nothing else.
I cleaned my RAM,the jumpers of the Motherboard and tried again letting the ONBOARD LAN be ENABLED
and this time the system halted at a new point showing----
parport 0: PC_style at 0*378(0*778)
parport 0: irq 7 detected_
I tried many a things I came to learn from this forum like trying to boot with a command that was supposed to fix irq errors:
boot: linux noapic acpi =off irqpoll
or some others like
boot: linux mem=nopentium
but nothing worked and I was shown the same problems.
I checked the CPU temperature and RAM speed from the BIOS and everything seems to be ok according to the informations I got from this site
CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME PLS figuring out what or where the problem is and if there is any way I can resolve it.
Thank u ,
P.S. The 'linux noprobe' command fixed the initial problem at first but again the system could not load linux after installation and I also didn't forget to make the 'swap' directory.
The NVIDIA graphics card was also probed during the installation
Even an attempt to install Fedora gave the same problems
If it is a very new motherbaord, it could have some capatibility issues. I tried Googling Asrock 865iGV and came up with nothing. Are you sure that is the correct model number? Also, the title of the thread suggests that installation fails with any version of linux, but you only tried RHEL and Fedora, which are very similar. You should try booting a live CD like Mepis, Ubuntu, Knoppix, or PCLinuxOS. See if that works. You could also try a different version of Linux altogether. I am partial to Ubuntu, Mepis, and Debian. In particular, Ubuntu seems to handle most unusual/problematic hardware that other distributions have trouble with.
always start with free distros first......
I made the same mistake TWICE---I bought SUSE twice because somehow I convinced myself that, by paying, it would be better.
I use RHEL4 at work only because that is what the company supports.
Thank u all for replying.Firstly I want to aplogise for providing a wrong system configuration.Later I checked it properly and I am giving it below---
ROM size: 256kb
One member from another forum on this site has recommended me to upgrade my BIOS, but I find no updating option in my motherboard cd.
I am still unable to install linux.And as I am doing a course on RHCE the RHEL ES v.4 is provided to me by the Redhat itself.I have SUSE and Fedora distributions that I found from a DIGIT magazine. Pls tell me there is any solution to my problem.
I am currently using KNOPPIX 3.3 for practise purposes only,and thats the only way I am able to experience Linux at this moment.
I will be eagerly waiting for ur tips.
Hi and many thanks to you all for paying attention to my problem.
Now, I downloaded the BIOS upgrade today but don't know how to implement it successfully.I tried to run the .exe file in it but nothing happened.Can you show me the way?
I,m really sorry BinJajer that my way of writing has hurt you. I read your mail and will try to download slackware and see if that solves my frustrating problem.And I really meant that it is the ROM in my machine with 256Kb,and my RAM is 256Mb that,s true too.
As per your suggestions friends I will try to get the distributions you mentioned and give a try on them.
Your kind replies are keenly awaited.