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Old 01-26-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
syedshareefahmed
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Unhappy URGENT - I am installing Linux, hangs after checking HW


I have downloaded Linux from Oracle web site, I am trying to Install it on a HP-PC with 1GB RAM and 160GB Hard disk, but it has already Win 2003 install.

When I insert Linux CD 1 and restart the PC it checks HW of the PC and at "PCI : Probing PCI HardWare (bus08)" hangs Indefinitely.

I tried doing recuse and mediacheck but all the time it hangs at same point. I tried running memtest also.

Please help me to resolve it, it is urgent and I am new to Linux.

Thanks in Advance
Shareef
 
Old 01-26-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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I have downloaded Linux from Oracle web site, I am trying to Install it on a HP-PC with 1GB RAM and 160GB Hard disk, but it has already Win 2003 install.

When I insert Linux CD 1 and restart the PC it checks HW of the PC and at "PCI : Probing PCI HardWare (bus08)" hangs Indefinitely.

I tried doing recuse and mediacheck but all the time it hangs at same point. I tried running memtest also.

Please help me to resolve it, it is urgent and I am new to Linux.

Thanks in Advance
Shareef
Hi,

I know HP has some issues with slightly older distributions. Especially the PCI bit. You may want to add
Code:
pci=conf1
to your grub parameters. It worked for me.

Louis
 
Old 01-27-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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Hi,

I know HP has some issues with slightly older distributions. Especially the PCI bit. You may want to add
Code:
pci=conf1
to your grub parameters. It worked for me.

Louis
Thanks for the reply, how can I Edit grub file, please let me know a Application I can use to Edit the grub file.

Please help me, I ma really new for Linux.

Thanks Again,
Shareef

Last edited by syedshareefahmed; 01-29-2009 at 01:19 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 06:57 AM   #4
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Anybody can help me.....!! please . How can I edit grub file in windows environment.

Thanks in Advance,
Shareef
 
Old 01-31-2009, 07:05 AM   #5
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Cool May be its a error OS

The linux u downloaded can be corrupted one.. Just try another distro then and post the result please, frm windows , linux grub cant be modified but only it can over write with windows MBR .. So that the case buddy , grub can be over written frm windows if at any case grub has been corrupted or damaged while installation or other faults
 
Old 01-31-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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You can't edit the grub file from Windows. However you can edit the grub line by pressing "E" when grub appears on the screen when you boot (it may be a different key but you'll find it by a little experimenting). Then in Linux you can edit the grub file so it will be permanent.
 
  


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