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Old 10-17-2004, 05:07 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: liliput - Guinea
Distribution: RH-3
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Unhappy Important trouble installing RH9 and/or Fedora Help! it freezes!

Hello all,

Well... I attempted 2 install RH 9 some months ago and the kernel freezes at boot, so I tough it was a corrupted copy and just let it; but yesterday I buy fedora core and freezes just in the same place, and now I know both distros are NOT corrupted,

>>> When I installed RH9, it boots the install, but at the restart time of first boot it freezes after bios check, i.e.,
.... bla .... bla .... .... bla ....
based upon swansea
initializing RT netlink
APM bios
_ <--Here totally freezes, no Ctrl+Alt+Supr or any

In Fedora it just donīt run any kernel at all,
but RH bots correctly the install kernel,
I try for rescue system, and there was a console but,... I just dontīt have a clue of what the heck to do; the RH9 booted fine once and after the third boot it freezes!

Please give me ANY c lue, I am slightly lost!
Old 10-17-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: leeds - UK
Distribution: Gentoo Stage 1 on Riser FS 4
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i think that may be incompatible hardware.....
is there anything obscure on your system you want to tell us about? scsi controller? studio-grade soundcard? flux copasitor? :P

you may want to see what options you can type at the
prompt.... i think you hit f2 to bring up a list... i cant remember
Old 10-17-2004, 09:30 AM   #3
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well since the kernel lines pass too fast 2 me 2 readīem
I can tell you that the following next check after bios is kswapd, (I dontīt know if that is useful), anywais... the only hardware I think it could be a prob is the sound card īcause of it has been a trouble under suse winxp mandrake etc.
but the sound test is severals lines there, The only success iīv got with the sound card is wiyh knoppix setting the modules from Ensonic 1373/1371 to 1370, as well, the rest of my hardware i an nothing amazing station 2300


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