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Re: FC2 install hangup - no luck after 2 hours fiddling



> On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 11:18:25 +0200, Fons van der Beek <fons so-o nl>
wrote:
>
> >> Hy all,
> >>
> >> I tried to install FC2 and it freezes on FIRST screen of install
> >> procedure, on "check media" dialog (red box with two buttons bla bla
> >> bla,
> >> usual RH install thing).
> >> Same with FC2 repair disc and first install disc.
> >> Strange thing is (maybe not related) - on kernel init, there is line
> >> saying "Disabling IRQ11" (owned by AGP VGA). What's that?!
> >>
> >> Tried all kernel parameters I could think of - noprobe, nousb,
acpi=off,
> >> pci=off, textual mode, graphical mode ... nothing helps.
> >> RH9 with custom 2.6.4 kernel works fine.
> >>
> >> So, RH9, Win2000, FreeBSD - all works and installs well - FC2 won't
> >> install.
> >
> > 1) Are you using a Nvdia video adapter (there are known issues)?
>
> Hy Fons,
>
> yes, please tell me where can I find usefull articles/tips?
>
> > 2) wat is your hardware configuration
>
> it's somewhat old, my previous development machine;
> very ordinary, no fancy stuff, no SATA, no firewire, no audio (integrated
> om MB)
> ASUS ISDN card, 3COM network adapter, Nvidia Geforce2 MX400, 384 MB RAM,
> Athlon XP1400+, MB MSI VIA KT333
>
> but THIS might be the problem (please, NO funny stuff - I heard it all.
> there IS a reason for this :-))
> master IDE:
> hda - cd reader/recorder (NEC)
> hdb - DVD reader (LG)
> slave IDE:
> hdc - IDE - dual boot win2000/RH9
> hdd - freebsd + CLEAN: 2 x ext3 + 1 x linux swap - for FC2
>
> > 3) have you tried to do an init 3 ?
>
> nope, will try
>
> > vi \etc\inittab:
> > change id:5:initdefault: in id:3:initdefault:
>
>
> -- 
> dado
>

forget about inittab.....................this is for a working installation
try
ide=nodma as bootparameter for the install




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