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Old 01-17-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
dsionov
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Unhappy Installation Hangs at Probing for Monitor Type


Recently, my employer gave me an old Compaq Proliant with 2 processors and a SCSI RAID 5 configuration. This was used as a Server so I assume that the video card is pretty basic.

The Fedora install begins normally and detects the video card as: Cirrus Logic GD544x. I don't have documentation and or any convenient way to determine if this is correct.

Anyway, when it gets to the probing for the Monitor Type, it says "Unknown" and this is where it is stuck.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Dan Sionov.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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I'm having the same problem, please let know of a solution if you find one, thanks.

EDIT: I actually have RH9 that I'm installing, and I actually got it to work

you have to use this at the beginning install/boot screen (which worked for me anyways)

linux apm=off skipddc nousb

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Old 05-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #3
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Worked for me also, this is a small solution for a big problem
 
Old 05-17-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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I have the same issue. w/o any luck with the above suggested fix. Does anyone else have any suggestions? I'm using a Hard Drive install. I even set my memory back to default speeds and tried, but same results. I've listed my basic computer specs in my sig in case it helps.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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I have the same issue. w/o any luck with the above suggested fix. Does anyone else have any suggestions? I'm using a Hard Drive install. I even set my memory back to default speeds and tried, but same results. I've listed my basic computer specs in my sig in case it helps.
the suggested fix I posted was specifically for a Proliant server, having this same issue seperate from those servers is probably a whole other problem

the proliant hardware is pretty old and outdated with very little support which is why it needed special parameters to boot, all I can suggest is just going through all the available variables at boot and try to find a combination that works for you...I did the same thing, I just happened to get the right combo in just a few minutes
 
  


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