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Old 02-17-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
phlegal
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Angry Installing SuSe 9.0 Personal Hangs during Install


I am new to Linux so bare with me. I am trying to install a retail copy of Suse 9.0 Personal on a NEC Valuestar NX PC-VC40H8DX1 Desktop PC. The PC has a Pentium II (Celeron) processor with 64 megs of ram, 8 gig HD, Rage XL AGP Integrated Video Adapter. The SUSE CD is able to boot via the installed CD Rom drive. I am able to choose the type of installation from the 1st menu. After selecting the type of install, Suse loads Linux and switches to a new screen. At this point the program ceases to function. The screen that I am refering to has the following description: Top Left: Press F2 for Details, Center: SUSE Icon, Bottom Center: Bar Graph that will show the progress of the installation process. I have tried all available options from the initial screen and I still have the same problem. Suse Tech Support requested that I send them a report of my hardware that will be generated by the Rescue process. The Rescue Process gives the same symptoms that all of the other selections do. I have read that in some case the CD Rom reports back to LINUX that it is a floppy drive or something else. I am not sure if this is the problem and if it is what syntax will I use at the boot prompt to make sure that the CD ROM is being seen correctly? By the way, I am able to install REDHAT 7 but I have problems installing REDHAT 9 (Hangs at Starting kswapd)! Does anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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I too had the same problem with red had 9 hanging at initializing swap, with redhat 7 going fine.
I never found a fix for it, but slackware works fine.
sorry I can't be of much help, but I don't have any help to give, except for the fact that slackware 9.1 will probably install fine.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:23 PM   #3
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Have you tried the Manual install option in SUSE -- no graphics and choose the minimum configuration to get started -- I'm not sure how big your machine is but the graphical install needs a fair sized computer to work. The problem with automated installs is that sometimes there's so much "bloatware" included that it hangs your machine.
 
  


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