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Old 08-31-2003, 02:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy problem installing linux

after i complete my linux (ver.9) installation and reboot the system, it hangs at "activating swap partitions" or "finding module dependencies".whatz the matter??
Old 08-31-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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did you disable plug n play in the bios?
do you have any unusual peripherals plugged in?
Old 09-11-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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i'm getting the same problem, the only unusual peripheral i have is my ADSL mode, which i've tried unplugging, and there's no where in my bios i can see to disable plug and play.

any ideas?
Old 09-11-2003, 03:40 PM   #4
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How much ram do you have and how fast is your processor? I had the same problem with my RedHat 9.0 install, try using RedHat 8.0 or Mandrake 9.1, the Mandrake switch worked for me. Also how old is your hard drive it may be going out.
Old 09-11-2003, 11:04 PM   #5
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256DDR on a Duron 1.3

i'll try downloading RH8, see where i get with that.


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