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Old 12-29-2002, 09:40 AM   #1
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Trying to install RH 8.

Hey there. When I load the boot disc I get to the screen that says 'Hit enter for a graphical installation.' After hitting enter, the program displays its analysis of my system's components. The next screen is a window that says, 'Initializing PC Card Device...' That's where the installation hangs. I've tried rebooting, I've tried opting for a text installation, and I've tried selecting different options at the 'Hit enter for a graphical installation' screen. I am using a Toshiba Satellite (laptop) 335CDS; it's about 4.5 years old. Thanks for the help.
Old 12-29-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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Which pc cards do you have in there? Have you been to the manufacturers site to see if it is supported under RH8/Linux?

You could also run a search under Google to see if it has been installed before by someone else and how they did it.

There is a site called Linux For Laptops - can't remember the address - who should be of some help.
Old 01-05-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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If you want to run linux in Graphical mode, you need atleast 64mb of ram to be safe, ofcourse the more the better. I have 64 and couldn't install using the GUI so i had to use the text one, which i might add was not hard at all. It was very simple, just very long.
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If you have an AGP-based video card, you may need to enable support in your BIOS for AGP. Not enabling this might cause your system to freeze.


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