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Old 05-23-2002, 12:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy RedHat insatll on Laptop


Hello all,

I am very new to Linux. I decided that I would give Red Hat 7.3 a try on my Laptop (IBM Thinkpad A20m). I burned the install CD from a downloaded iso. I am able to boot fine into the install program and I get to the point were it looks like it is loading drivers for all the hardware on my computer. For some reason it always freezes at the line:
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1

Is there anyway around this? Even if I disable the usb detection and load the drivers after the install. Actually, it really isn't that important for me to have usb support at all right now. I just wanted to get Red Hat up and running so I can start learning how to use it.

Thank you in advance for your help.

David
 
Old 05-23-2002, 05:45 PM   #2
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do you have a way to turn off assigning an IRQ for USB Devices?

there is a chance it's due to an irq conflict.

on a side note you may have a problem with your ripped cd,
my co-worker had to rip 7.2 twice when it first hit as
it kept locking up on the first ripped version in the same place.

I'm doing some searches for this problem too if I find anything I'll reply.

Cheers,
Muddy
 
Old 05-23-2002, 09:45 PM   #3
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Muddy...thanks for the help. I did finally get it to install correctly. The only thing I did differently the time it worked was delete an old Windows partition that was on the drive. I was going to delete it using Linux's fdisk but I did it with MS's version. After that I ran the linux install and it worked fine. Who knows?? ANyway...thanks again...

David
 
Old 05-23-2002, 10:00 PM   #4
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cool man, I was researching in between stuff at work tonight and didn't find much at all.
Glad to hear it's working, I gave up on my laptop after 2 months... put win98 on it gave it to my daughter and said here play some games :-)
 
Old 05-25-2002, 08:43 PM   #5
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I'm having the same problem. In the past, I've had to use 'linux nousb' to get past this problem, but this time it doesn't work. With Mandrake, I'll do a 'linux noauto'.

So what's up with this? Is it a partition thing? I do have a WinME partition that is in front of the existing linux partition. I can't delete Windows -- I depend on it too much.

I want to learn to use redhat. I've really seriously only used Mandrake. Mandrake 8.2 installs okay, but half my devices won't work. So I thought I'd take a shot at RH 7.3. But so far, it doesn't seem to like me.

Any ideas?
 
Old 05-26-2002, 01:03 AM   #6
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tisource...for me it was a partition thing. I installed things in a very weird round about way but in the end everything worked out. Most of the round aboutness came from my inexperience but it worked in the end...this is what I did...I deleted all of the partitions on my HDD. I then ran the mandrake setup and created a linux native, a linux swap and a fat (dos/windows) partition on the HDD. I went through the install and linux installed fine. I then installed WinXP on the fat partition and that too installed fine. I did run into a problem with Windows writting over the MBR which caused me to have to install linux a second time. However, once I was done everything worked great.

I'm sure that you don't want to go through all of that so what I would suggest is if you can afford to delete windows, try deleting all of the partitions on the drive, run your windows set up and only use part of the drive to install on. Then run the linux setup and use the rest for that. It was very strange but it seemed that once I got rid of the exsisting partitions and started clean everything was ok...anyway...I probably have shown how truely new to all of this I am BUT hey, you have to start somewhere, right??

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Old 05-27-2002, 12:06 AM   #7
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I'd disable PnP if I could. I have a Phoenix BIOS which doesn't allow me to do anything. I can change the boot device order and the boot password. System clock & that's about it.

I can't delete windows. Not an option, unfortunately. It is my production OS. I do a lot of things with Windows.....networking, web development, other work. I can't afford to delete windows.

I'm not sure what to do at this point. The USB has given me grief in the past. Maybe I'm just out of luck this time.

Jason
 
  


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