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I tried installing redhat 8 on a second pc at home last night. It got to the screen where it asks me whether I want to have a graphical or text based install fine. Then when it starts to load the kernel, its writes a bit of text on the screen, then hangs. The last few lines that it says, is where it detects the ide drives, then checks the IRQ values. This happens no matter what options I choose at the start. Anyone come across this before? Cheers, Dan....

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    I tried installing redhat 8 on a second pc at home last night. It got to
    the screen where it asks me whether I want to have a graphical or text based
    install fine. Then when it starts to load the kernel, its writes a bit of
    text on the screen, then hangs. The last few lines that it says, is where
    it detects the ide drives, then checks the IRQ values. This happens no
    matter what options I choose at the start.

    Anyone come across this before?

    Cheers,
    Dan.


    Dan Guest

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    "Dan" <com> wrote in message news:<bu5qr8$9k6$1$demon.co.uk>... 

    Two questions - what are the full spcs of the machine you are trying
    this installation on? Also, any reason you don't want to try a newer
    distro with a newer kernel (eg RH9 or Fedora?)?
    Ryan Guest

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    "Ryan Paras" <edu> wrote in message
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    to [/ref]
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    where 
    >
    > Two questions - what are the full spcs of the machine you are trying
    > this installation on? Also, any reason you don't want to try a newer
    > distro with a newer kernel (eg RH9 or Fedora?)?[/ref]

    It's only a P200. The reason I didn't go for RH9 was because I colleague at
    work said that there was bugs in it. I've just asked him to elaborate a
    bit, and he said it was something to do with wide characters in the GUI. As
    I wouldn't be installed a GUI anyway - this doesn't really effect me - so,
    I'm downloading RH9 as we speak :o)

    Hopefully this should resolve the hang - if not, I'll post more detailed
    specifications of the machine.

    Cheers,
    Dan.



    Dan Guest

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    Dan wrote:
     

    Are you aware that you can access the virtual
    terminals [ Ctl-Alt- (F1 to F6) ] during
    install.
    One of them may contain an error or a list
    a currently stalled process. It may help.

    --
    faeychild.
    faeychild Guest

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    Dan wrote: 

    There are bugs in RHL8 as well and in every other Linux distro ever
    made. If you don't want to deal with bugs, don't ever use a computer.

    --
    Markku Kolkka
    fi
    Markku Guest

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    > Hopefully this should resolve the hang - if not, I'll post more detailed 

    I hope the RH9 resolves things - if not there are plenty of other
    distros to try out.

    As a side note - have you tried setting the BIOS to its defaults or
    some sort of "safe mode"? I remember installing on something back in
    the day and having IRQ conflicts that disappeared once I reset the
    BIOS - just a thought.
    Ryan Guest

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    "Ryan Paras" <edu> wrote in message
    news:google.com... 
    >
    > I hope the RH9 resolves things - if not there are plenty of other
    > distros to try out.
    >
    > As a side note - have you tried setting the BIOS to its defaults or
    > some sort of "safe mode"? I remember installing on something back in
    > the day and having IRQ conflicts that disappeared once I reset the
    > BIOS - just a thought.[/ref]

    Yep, RH9 worked perfectly :o) It's been a long time since I've played
    around with unix - all the memory rushing back :o)


    Dan Guest

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