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Old 12-21-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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installation problem

I am new to linux. I have PC with configuraion- Intel original 946GZ motherboard, Core 2 CPU dual 1.8 GHz,512 mb 667Mhz RAM,80 GB SATA Seagate Hardisk,Basic optical mouse from Microsoft:driver->HID compliant mouse.

I have windows XP running with 3 partition-C:,D:,E: primary being C:. Leftover unallocated space is 20 GB. When I tried to install Redhat Enterprise linux 4.0 - I found following problem:-

1) when I run linux installation, it could not proceed beyond probing. so I gave linux pci=nommconf(I do n't know what is it for... I found from this site),but then it could not detect Sata hard disk. So Again i gave linux pci=nommconf all-generic-ide,then anaconda installer ran...

2)But then my mouse could not be detected by installer and showed list of mice. I tried a few from list ,but still mouse could not be detected.
I installed through Keyboard.

3)But after successfully installed message comes,when i restart,GRUB laoder GNU 0.95 shows 2 redhat linux and other(winxp).when i selected any one redhat linux, it could not come up. it comes upto kernel decompessing............ok. After that cursor blinks contnuously, but nothing happens....
Pl. help to completely install redhat enterprise 4 and guide how to make mouse work in linux.
Old 12-21-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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Is the mouse PS2 or USB?

Old 12-21-2007, 10:20 PM   #3
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I have connected mouse in USB port,but it is compatible both ps2 and USB.
Now linux comes upto pci..probing and cursor continuously blinking ,but nothing more happens. i don't know redhat linux enterprise 4 is compatible or not???? pl. help

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Old 12-24-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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nobody to give a solution??????
Old 12-24-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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Perhaps you would have more luck if you tried booting from a live-evaluation CD. It would tell you if all of your hardware works before you decide to install. Most of these distributions also make installation fairly easy.
Old 12-25-2007, 02:03 AM   #6
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Have you tried turning disabling acpi & apic?
In Grub menu edit the boot choice and append to the kernel line acpi=off and maybe noapic.
Can you identify the mobo for us?

Sometimes setting Sata to AHCI in BIOS helps.

Have you checked:

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