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Old 03-22-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up A question for scienific linux4.4 startup

Yesterday, I installed scienific linux4.4 on my computer. I met a question when linux startup. When the process goes to

loading lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/

the process stops, and the computer also stop.

What's the problem?
Old 03-22-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with that distro, but you might have a bad install (ie failed install, bad install cd disk, etc).
You could try re-installing.
But before you do that, can you try booting to a single user mode, ie non-Gui?

What is your h/w?
Old 03-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply!

I have re-installed the linux OS for four times, but it cann't startup.
The CD is also good, because it has been used in another computer

sucessfully. Maybe it is the hardware problem.

In the installation, the graphic installing mode couldn't be accepted, so

I used the text mode to install.
I have installed the Graphic card driver in rescue mode, but it didn't

work yet.

What's the meaning of "h/w" (do you mean hardware)
The hareware list is:

Graphic card : ATI RADEON X600 Series and ATI RADEON X600 Series


CPU:Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.4GHz

Keyboard: THIF PS/2 Keyboard

IDE ATA/ATAPI controller: Intel 82801GB Serial ATA storage Controllers,

Intel 82801GB Ultra ATA storage Controllers

SCSI and RAID Controller: D344PRT SCSO Controller

Ethernet card: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

Last edited by smthzy; 03-23-2008 at 01:09 AM.
Old 03-24-2008, 04:07 AM   #4
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Yes h/w is hardware.
Some distro's allow you to install using generic video mode, eg specifying vesa video mode.
Or you can install text mode only then add the video driver and once that is working install X.

You say you installed Linux, so can you at least boot into text mode eg single user mode?
It may be your X / video driver that is the problem.
Booting into text mode should be simple, it maybe a choice at the boot menu, just select it using the <up> and <down> keys to select single user/console/command line/etc...

From there you can check your logs, loaded drivers, and X configuration.

I noticed that Scientific Linux v4.4 seems rather old, have you considered a newer version?


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