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Old 11-20-2001, 05:16 PM   #1
uniball
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Redhat 7.1 setup hangs while booting


Hi,
plz if anyone can help me:
i'm trying to setup redhat 7.1 but the installer hangs after detecting the IDE controllers
i was able to boot the setup using
linux ide0=noprobe but the setup complains about not finding a file system to install on

anything i can do or shall i give up and continue with rh 7?
 
Old 11-20-2001, 09:30 PM   #2
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Not having used RH myself all I can offer is that you attempt a text-mode install.

Any RedHat gurus care to elaborate???
 
Old 11-21-2001, 07:02 PM   #3
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Maybe the command linux ide=nodma will work.
 
Old 11-26-2001, 05:46 AM   #4
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thanx for replying and sorry 4 my late reply!





i tried the option ide=nodma but no use


i noticed that when i remove the power cable f the harddisk the setup boots normally


well i believe that the problem is with the 2.4 kernel series as i wasn't able to boot any of them due to the same reason





i have an ASUS sp_97-xv motherboard


harddisk: WDC





here is the boot messages:





RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size


SIS5513: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 09


SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later


ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio


ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:DMA


hda: WDC AC34300L, ATA DISK drive


hdd: ASUS CD-S520/A, ATAPI CDROM drive


ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14


ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15


<!-- HANG HERE -->


the 2.2.16 kernel completes as follow


hda: WDC AC34300L, 4104MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=523/255/63


Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M


FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077





any ideas plz?


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Last edited by uniball; 11-26-2001 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2001, 06:57 AM   #5
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Hi , I got the same error, tried NOPROBE to get ahead of IRQ, but since that cuts out C drive, install failed. I am probing entire internet now, may be have to try out expert mode.
 
Old 11-26-2001, 11:24 AM   #6
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well i noticed that when i put the Harddisk and the cdrom on the 2nd IDE (ide1) leaving the first (ide0) empty the setup boots normally!!
but i didn't try the case when both are connected to the first ide
but i don't want that case
well Mr. DAM i did tried expert but with no use.
if anyone knows why this happens plz reply! and thank
 
Old 11-27-2001, 06:08 AM   #7
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what exactly do you mean by your last message.. does the setup starts when you connect the IDE and CDROM to the IDE1 or it does not start on any of the IDE slots??? though it might sound really naive... but are you sure that this aint because of some problem in one of the IDE slots, or the maser slave settings of the devices... because the only diff in the two conditions i feel is only the IDE slot.. if there was some problem with either HDD or maybe distro.. it shouldhave been in the IDE1 case too..
 
Old 11-27-2001, 06:09 AM   #8
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hi,
i tried having the hard disk and cd rom on the secondary drive but changing the pins did not work. i tried with the cd set to secondary slave too. i tried changing the bios also with c and d but .....
what did u do exactly ???? in deep water here ....
 
Old 11-27-2001, 07:10 AM   #9
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Ok,
what i did exactly was:
connecting the HDD and the CD-ROM to the second IDE (IDE1)
setting the HDD as master
setting the CD-ROM as slave
setting the secondary master in the "standard CMOS setup" to the HDD
booting the setup and it did work

i don't think the problem is with the ide slot cause i'm writing all my posts from redhat 7 with KDE 2.2!
and i think the jumper settings are ok (from the CD-ROM manual and the illustration on the HDD)

i'll try connecting the both today to the ide0 and see what'll happen
 
Old 11-30-2001, 07:59 PM   #10
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install done with ide1

Hi,

I also completed the install with both HDD & CD-ROM wired to ide1. But no changes done to BIOS.

If anyone get an answer please let know.

I have installed Linux 7.1(kernel 2.4).

Thanks,
DAM.
 
Old 01-02-2002, 08:29 PM   #11
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plz anyone knows why this is happening ?
i hope i can search for the solution my self
 
  


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