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Old 11-16-2003, 09:53 AM   #1
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Question SuSe 8.2 Pro - Installation issues - hangs at hotplugging - usb


My M/B died - got a new one from distributor - this version has usb 2.0 (ECS K7S5A pro) and I cannot get SuSE to boot completely or re-install.

I have acpi and usb disabled in the bios.

I have tried safe mode and regular mode.

The usb-uhci will NOT load - the alternative uhci will load if I go thru a manual installation - then it freezes on hardware detection.

There are several posts about slowing down the process of hotplugging devices to allow the boot process time to complete certain functions. However, I cannot get to that point.

Any ideas / suggestions?

AMD 1700+ XP Retail CPU
ECS K7S5A Pro M/B
8mb PCI ATI Rage Card
2 - 512 Kingston DDR 2100 Memory Sticks
2- Maxtor Drives (40GB and 120GB)
40X CD player
Floppy

450W P/S (AMD Approved)
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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I have the same mobo and had also some troubles. I had the same troubles with an Asus mobo.

I did not disable USB and acpi in the bios but I installed without acpi.

You can select this in the selection screen when you install.

If you disable USB in the bios, in my opinion this is like a switch so Suse never can find it since there are no bios functions, no irq or what so ever.

CB
 
Old 11-16-2003, 05:19 PM   #3
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I will try it with ACPI and USB enabled.

Oddest thing - even though the USB is disabled in the bios - it still has an irq assigned during the bios boot process.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:39 AM   #4
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FIXED ! !

1) Enabled USB in bios
2) Enabled ACPI in bios
3) Enable Plug - n- Play O/S in bios

4) Moved the Video card from PCI slot #1 to slot #2

Deep in the SuSE Hardware catalog - there is ameniton of issues when using the K7S5A M/B and the PCI Slot #1.

By making these changes - it allowed the hardware detection to complete and the USB probes to work properly
during installation and boot.

Yes - A solution to the problem ! !!
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:13 PM   #5
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I wasn't aware that you had a pci card.

But glad you did it.

CB
 
  


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