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Old 02-03-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Suse 8.1 hangs on install ...

Hello all.

I'm hoping someone will offer advice concerning why Suse 8.1 pro
hangs on my system just before the Yast GUI loads. Specifically,
I'm able to boot from install disk 1 to the initial boot screen, but just after I enter the appropriate language, keyboard, etc., my system hangs just before the Yast install program should load.

I have been equally unsuccessful in both text and GUI mode ( system hangs just before Yast in both cases.).

My configuration is a follows:
System: IBM Aptiva L5h, P II 333, 288 Mb Ram
3 Harddrives (4.5 Gb, 11.5 Gb, 40 Gb)
Voodoo 2 PCI video card
Plextor 48/24/48A CDR-W

Operating Systems: Win98, Win NT 4.0 (dual boot via NTLDR)

I was planning on installing linux on an extended partition on the
40 Gb Hard drive, but I cannot get to the Yast configuration tool.
This has been the case without fail so far, and I'm out of ideas.
Perhaps an install from the harddrive might work, as I suspect
the Plextor CDR-W is partially to blame because I used the "Alt-F4"
command and learned that there was no driver for the CD. Note that the appropriate kernel module was loaded (ide-cd) I confirmed this. If anyone has encountered this or has any suggestions, I would immensely appreciate it. Thanks, RL
Old 02-22-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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Is your hardware, especially the memory o.k.?
During startup suse installs a ram disk where all
required modules etc. are stored. A memory error
here will endt in an unpredictable results.
If the RAM is o.k. remove all unneeded hardware like sondcards, tape drives etc.
During initialization suse also checks for installed
hardware. Might be some of your hw components do not
return the results expected by the suse hw detection
Good luck
Old 02-22-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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plug and pray 'off' in the bios? windows doesn't need it and linux doesn't use it.


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