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Old 03-25-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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slack9.1 install hangs on hardware scan


Hi,

I just d/l'd the slack9.1 iso's, checked the MD5 sums and burned the CD's. I tried installing from disc 1 on my laptop, but it hangs during the initial hardware scan. It seems to recognize all the hardware. Then it hangs on USB devices. I tried it twice, with the same result.

It's an IBM i-series laptop, with a Coppermine P3 750MHz, 128MB of DDR, a Toshiba 16xDVD-ROM, a 40GB IBM hdd. I tried loading kernel bare.i. It didn't seem that the other kernels would help much from the little write-up they did on them.

This is the last page (the other stuff goes by too fast):

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
PCI: Guessed IRQ 10 for device 00:14.0
usb.ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xcc025000, IRQ 10
usb.ohci.c: usb-00:14.0. ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb.uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 12:59:47 Aug 28 2003
usb.uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb.uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb.c: registered new driver usbkbd
usbkbd.c: USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
No USB devices found. Unloading USB subsystem...
usb.c: deregistering driver hiddev
usb.c: deregistering driver hid
usb.c: deregistering driver usbkbd
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:14.0-0 address 1

I don't understand any of this, just so you know. Any suggestions? I've been using mandrake for the last six months, and I really want to try something different. I want it to be slack.

Milos
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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How long did you wait? You may want to give it a five or ten.
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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five or ten? i made a sandwich and ate it. that's about ten-fifteen. but just to check, i'll redo it and leave it for an hour. i'm not in a hurry. thanks, noah
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:50 AM   #4
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I was just thinking of the time my younger brother said slackware wouldn't install on his machine, it would just hang. It installed just fine for me, because I didn't flip the power off when it would hang for fove or ten minutes. It was just a 200Mhz computer.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:18 AM   #5
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I left it for an hour last night, and, like I said, it's a 750MHz P3. I don't think that's the problem, because the cd drive stops working and everything's silent when this happens. I'll play around a bit tonight.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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Try disabling USB in the BIOS, and see if it will go then.
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:35 AM   #7
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for some reason, my bios is really limited. i can't find anything except for boot order, date and time and system info. anyway, i tried installing gentoo instead. it worked well, but it's a total pain. took me half a day to just get the base system working. for now i'm back to mandrake (which took all of 15 minutes to get completely re-installed). i'll try slackware again next weekend, when i put my old desktop back together. since i checked the md5 sums, i don't think downloading the cd's again will help. if it's a hardware issue, then maybe it will work on a different system. thanks for your help noah.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:55 PM   #8
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I found that in my motherboard, my onboard sound and USB controller had conflicting IRQs. I was able to fix this in two ways,.
1: disable soundcard on the motherboard, or disable USB
2: set the USB mouse mode to BIOS setting instead of OS

hope this helps
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:09 AM   #9
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Same for me, bare.i crashes on boot..

unless you can turn USB off in the bios. That worked on my desktop machine (Slack 9.1) but my new laptop doesn't have a setting to disable usb in the bios.
Is there a flag to pass the kernel to disable usb so I can get slack installed?
Gord Wait
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:58 AM   #10
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Ok, after hunting a bit with google, I got things working:
When you initially boot the first slackware CDRom, and it waits for you to enter a boot line, I tried this:

boot: bare.i nousb nofirewire

No more crashing on install, I'm up and running on my laptop now,
and was able to select a usb mouse during slackware setup, no problems.



I suppose this info was documented directly somewhere, but where? I found it on a forum with google.

Cheers
Gord Wait
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:39 AM   #11
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It's on the Slackware install CD, in the RELEASE_NOTES file.
 
  


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