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Old 10-18-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
danrweki
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installation hangs


hi people

i started a suse 10.0 installation, the cd1 boots quite well, but when i start the installation it hangs at some point. after detecting USB devices the next line says searching for file info or i think its searching for info file..

i tried installing with safe settings the same thing happens, then i tried installing with ACPI disabled but still it hangs..

wats goin on
 
Old 10-18-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hello!

at this point just press the ESC button to see wheter the installation hangs or not.

Greetings
 
Old 10-19-2005, 12:46 AM   #3
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hello

even if i press the escape button no response wat so ever is given. can someone tell me wat the problem is,,,is it a bad CD ROM or wat
 
Old 10-19-2005, 03:42 AM   #4
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Have you tried selecting the 'Installation - Safe Settings' from the boot menu? See what happens. Also, do you have any USB devices connected such as printer, scanner, webcam, etc.? Try unplugging them to see if you get any further through the initial hardware detection phase.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 08:44 AM   #5
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will try but i tried the CD with another PC and it seemed not to hung, could it be hardware may not be compatible
 
Old 10-19-2005, 08:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by danrweki
will try but i tried the CD with another PC and it seemed not to hung, could it be hardware may not be compatible
It could be you have some piece of harware (most likely USB, since its where it hangs), that is not corectly detected by the auto-detect. If the wrong drivers are loaded, it could hang the system. Try unplugging devices. Start with USB one. If you haev a USB pci controller. try to also remove it. Just to see if you get past the installation process.

It could also be the CD-rom drive. Maybe it has difficulties to read some part of you installation CD. That part happend to be where the USB drivers he's trying to load are. Some drives (mostly older ones) are picky with the media(cd-r).
 
Old 10-20-2005, 03:39 AM   #7
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will try and see, u will be hearing from me soon
 
Old 10-20-2005, 07:35 AM   #8
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agreed could be your usb
could be your sata controller as well (if any)
try noauto as a kernel bootprompt parameter

is this a downloaded iso?
have you checked the md5sum

How recent is your hardware?

Good luck
 
  


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