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Old 10-11-2003, 03:29 AM   #1
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Installation of Redhat Linux 9 freezing up


Im trying to install RH Linux as a second operating system (the other being Wondows XP) and Im running into troubles when the computer boots off of the cd. Basically, I get to the screen that allows you to choose graphical or text based installation. Either one I choose sends me to this crude screen (Blue background red squares for buttons) that asks me if I want to check the disk or something. I can;t even choose either of the options here however, because the computer promptly stops responding. The harddrive stops spinning, and the fan for it shuts down after a minute as well....

I'm really at a loss as to what is going on, I tried installing several times and this just keeps happening. Can anyone shed some light on this?
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:39 AM   #2
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The screen you are seeing basically just runs a MD5sum on your cds (optionally) to make sure there is nothing wrong with them.

There should be a way to skip this screen... but I don't know what it is. Check the options carefully after booting the CD, there should be one to skip the disk-test screen.

Although, I suspect your problem might be more serious then just that... what happens when you boot off other cds?
 
Old 10-11-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'm still unable to get this working. Im running on an HP pavilion ze4200, so maybe it being a laptop has something to do with it. I looked around, and there doesn't seem to be any way of skipping this screen (actually I think the screen I'm looking at when it freezes is the screen that asks you whether you want to skip the check or not) Pretty much no matter what I type in the root prompt sends me to this screen, unless I type 'linux rescue' and then it takes me to the main menu for that and freezes. This is mind-bogglingly horrible. I'm hoping I havent just wasted three cds with unuseable junk (for me that is).
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
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OK, I got it solved, alls I had to do was type 'linux nousb' at the prompt.. I have no clue why this is a problem, but whatever... Now of course, I completely borked my Windows XP install... oh well that's a question for a different forum, and besides, I'm not having any real problems using RH Linux for now, so I think I can manage until I get it fixed. Thanks for the help!
 
  


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