Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-14-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
A7N266-VM MB; System Hangs at "Checking Module Dependencies" if USB Device Connected

I have installed RHL 9.0 and Mandrake 9.1 on the A7N266-VM motherboard and it works fine EXCEPT when I have anything plugged into the USB port, then it hangs at "Checking Module Dependencies"

Other than that, the way I got the install to work on the A7N266-VM is as follows:

1) Set up the computer with a PS/2 keyboard and mouse (or the USB problem will hang the computer and the install will not work).

2) Install RHL 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1 from CDs burned from ISO images. Make sure you have the kernel headers installed on your system--you will need them later for compiling nVidia drivers. If in doubt (which I usually am) install the complete kernel source package. Probably overkill, but I am not a kernel hacker... You can do a graphic install and the new version of the GRUB loader work just fine; both will install a generic vForce 2 video driver which works, but you will want to upgrade to the latest nVidia video driver for best performance.

3) Get the nVidia graphics driver and the nForce 2 chipset drivers (for audio, ethernet and supposedly USB...) and follow the directions on their respective pages for installs. Neither RHL 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1 have binary RPMs available; so you have to do some compiling... The directions might sound complicated, but it really is pretty easy and pretty smooth; even a "newbie" should be able to follow the directions and do it with minimal hassle.

For the video driver, running the script worked great on both the RH and Mandrake distros.

For the rest of the nForce drivers, I had success using the Source RPM package for Mandrake, but it the Source RPM DID NOT work for RedHat (I kept getting an error that there was no “debugfile.list” what ever that means). However the Kernel Tar File NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.tar.gz worked like a champ.

Does anybody have a fix for the USB issue?

I can live with using the old PS/2 keyboard/mouse, but I want to use my wireless USB keyboard & mouse!

Last edited by jfxberns; 04-14-2003 at 12:28 AM.
Old 04-14-2003, 07:44 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0

Had the same problem, works fine now.

Old 04-19-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Manchester UK
Distribution: Mainly Fedora
Posts: 496

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm having fun with this board as well!!

I found that changing the power jumper for usb1 (next to the CPU socket), and then changing the BIOS USB legacy device support to disabled seemed to solve it. I'm hoping it'll still boot when I put my firewire card in!

Need to sort the DMA problem, not got above 16Mb / sec, I think it needs a 2.4.21 kernel, might even try a 2.5.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hang @ "CHECKING ROOT FILESYSTEM" whatpot Mandriva 2 02-13-2005 05:03 PM
"Unable to open USB device "usb://hp/LaserJet%201000": No such device" lordshipmayhem Mandriva 2 08-08-2004 04:56 PM
Mandrake 9.0 hangs on boot at "checking distribution dependencies" patpawlowski Mandriva 1 02-02-2004 05:01 AM
Mandrake 9.2 hangs at "searching for module dependencies" right after install dvishloff Mandriva 1 01-25-2004 12:49 PM
Installation hangs at "Finding Module Dependencies" on several distros patpawlowski Linux - Newbie 1 01-25-2004 10:25 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration