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Old 09-10-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation RH9 Install Hangs


I'm trying to install RedHat 9 on my Sager 4020 laptop.

The kernal loads without any issues, at the bottom of the screen, you see /sbin/loader, then the RedHat Install Blue Screen comes up. At which point, you'll see a box pop up about loading OHCI 1394 drivers, the box disappears and then the setup hangs.

If I disable 1394 in the BIOS, the install hangs at a /sbin/loader without ever getting to the blue screen.

Mandrake 9's installation loads up without any problems.

Any ideas?
Old 09-10-2003, 09:48 PM   #2
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Install Mandrake.
Old 09-11-2003, 07:56 AM   #3
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Not exactly the answer I was looking for.

I would install Mandrake if I actually liked it.
Old 09-11-2003, 08:10 AM   #4
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Check to see if the bios has legacy usb enabled. This is a common installation-stopper.
RedHat seems to have many problems installing on laptops. Mandrake and my favorite SuSE 8.2 usually install with minimal hassle.
Old 09-11-2003, 09:07 AM   #5
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try passing off the comand linux nofirewire
I had the same problem and that worked. also this may help
Old 09-11-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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Being a Sager also known as ProStar's, you can try ' linux nofirewire noprobe ' when you start the install. After Install you will need to insert your Linux boot disc and enter ' linux rescue '. Once mounted edit your /etc/modules.conf ( /mnt/sysimage/etc/modules.conf )and put a ' # ' infront of the line for firewire module. You may have to put it infront of the USB ones as well if your boot hangs on Checking for new hardware.

Let me know how things go. I have sucessfully installed Redhat 9 on a Prostar 8854 and have about everything working. Firewire I don't know because I have no firewire devices to check with.
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