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Old 01-30-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
penitent23
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RedHat 7.3 Install Hangs


Trying to install Redhat 7.3 on a Compaq Presario
1200 Laptop with no current OS installed. After I choose an installation option (text/graphic/etc.) it hangs. The last line printed to the screen
is:

usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1.

I have waited at least 10 minutes. Is there anything else I could try...

Thanks
 
Old 01-30-2003, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hmmm.... Is there more that prints out? What's above the last line? Any error messages?
 
Old 01-30-2003, 02:43 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for your response. Its been a struggle....

Here are the proceeding lines.

RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 Ram disks of 8192k size 1024 blocksize

loop:loaded (max 8 drivers)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usb.c registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision:1.275 $ time 06:55:51 Apr 18 2002
usb-uhci.c: High Bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x180, IRQ 5
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1

No errors that I can see. By the way at this point I am hung, CTL-ALT-DEL wont work.
 
Old 01-30-2003, 03:45 PM   #4
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Hmmm...which installation method did you choose? What happens when you try other methods?
 
Old 01-30-2003, 03:49 PM   #5
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Ive tried them all Text, Graphical, noprobe, nousb.... etc. Everything results in a freeze at the same place.
 
Old 01-30-2003, 03:51 PM   #6
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THere might be some issues with Compaq and RedHat but here's an article I found:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6291

Also, do a search on google and just start digging! Good luck...
 
Old 01-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #7
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There might be some hardware compatability issues if the hardware is too new. Can you try installing RedHat 8.0 to see if it'll hadnle the hardware better?
 
Old 04-06-2003, 03:14 AM   #8
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I'm having the exact same problem with Slackware 9.0.
 
  


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