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Try using the F1 and type in expert noauto then press enter. If it is freezing while trying to detect your firewire/usb which is common on many machines, this will bypas the ŽautoŽ hardware detection. You may have to play with some modprobe commands to get those devices working after the installation but it would at least allow you to install. If you can, try to disable ACPI in BIOS also, if that helps then try enabling it afterward.
im havin a bit of trouble myseft with the installation early too....when it gets to the hardware detection of the installation it just stops...the cd and everything...and sits there....can you help me???haha
I did burn the CDs myself, but on a different machine. I have used the same set of CDs to now complete 7 successful installs. It's just this one machine and always at the exact same spot. And this particular machine is not the most recent attempt.
I almost think it's faulty hardware (maybe HD controller) but the WinXP works. And it was a new install just a week earlier.