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Old 08-25-2001, 12:58 PM   #1
johnsie
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Lightbulb /sbin/loader freeze in Redhat 7.1 install


I am trying to installed RedHat 7.1.
I have been using RedHat 6.2 with no problem and have not added any new hardware since my RH 6.2 install.

My comp specs are:
K6-2 400 MHz
128 RAM
Voodoo3 2000 Video
Asus P5A motherboard (COUNTLESS problems with UDMA!)
SB128 Sound Card
Generic 44x CD-ROM (the one I am booting RH 7.1 from).
Mitsumi 4802 TE CD/RW
10.2 GB WD Caviar

So.. my problem is that the install hangs when it tries to do

/sbin/loader

Now, I've looked at the other consoles... and it appears that my CD/RW is timing out.

I have noticed that RH 7.1 recognizes my CD/RW as a DVD-DRIVE on startup... whereas, it was always recognized as a CD/RW in RH 6.2 all the way down to about RH 4.2...

Soo... my guess is that my Mitsumi CD/RW is somehow being recognized incorrectly as a DVD-ROM drive... and causing the time-out with /sbin/loader.

I've read other posts, and I am sure that disconnecting my CD/RW will allow me to install RH 7.1 and move on... but I would like a way to somehow install this without having to remove the drive.

Does anyone have any bright ideas on this subject manner?

Thank you,

John
 
Old 08-25-2001, 02:58 PM   #2
johnsie
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Answered my own question

I ended up answering my own question.

I wanted RH 7.1 to IGNORE my CD/RW during the INSTALL... so I just used the following at the LILO boot from the CD:

linux hdc=none

Where... hdc is my Mitsumi CD/RW...

The result: RH 7.1 Install did not probe that drive... so it didn't hang at /sbin/loader...

John
 
  


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