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Old 10-31-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
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Installation Freezes at random points during copy.

Hi I have an Athlon XP 2400+ with 512MB of RAM
A Radeon 9600 graphics card.
An 80GB drive or a 40GB drive.
My motherboard is a GigaByte 7NF-RZ NForce 2 chipset.

When I install Fedora (or in fact Ubuntu, same issue...) the installation freezes at a seemingly random point during installing the files.

It's a freeze so there is no relevant log message.

The furthest I have got through is about 50%

I have a 100% working Windows install so the hardware seems to be fine...

I have tried changing the drive to LBA, changing the bios settings to fail safe, installing the latest BIOS, swapping DVD rom drive, swapping hard disk, I have tried re-burning the ISO's.

Any thoughts of a way to proceed, I am at night #3 on this installation and my hair is getting pulled out by the handful.

Even a setting which would allow me to revert to a less efficient and working install would do the trick !

Old 11-02-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Student of University of Mumbai, Maharastra State, India
Distribution: Redhat Linux 9.0, Knoppix LIVE CD, Ubuntu Live CD, Kubuntu Live CD
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There are two things you can do....
1) Clean the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM (or the optical Drive with a Lens Cleaner)

2) Calculate the Checksum of the burnt CD with the ones given on the website (it is on redhat's site...I think)

One final thing...
If you could get a copy of Knoppix, check it ....and find out how it is detecting your hardware..where it stop (if it does)...if it doesn't the problem is somewhere in the CD's .....


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