Older machine, Install-DVD doesnt boot
olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 28 22:54:22 UTC 2008
> > > Here's my problem:
> > >
> > > I've got an older pc (Asus Cusi-M)
> > > with Celeron(1100MHz),
> > > 500MB RAM.
> > > As I tried to boot the installation-dvd (which
> works with nearly every
> > > other distribution, e.g.ubuntu does and is
> installed) it hanging
> > > directly after starting isolinux. it shows me a
> boot> prompt and wants
> > > to know the kernels name. It also says for normal
> installation, I only
> > > need to hit return to boot, but nothing happens.
> not frozen but always
> > > asking-a-new about the kernel stuff.
> > Did you try to install using text install? That's
> usually the safe way
> > to go when installing to older machines. I installed
> CentOS to "Mom's
> > Machine", an older P3 with crap for a video card
> and the darn thing
> > installed using graphical mode, so I was pleasantly
> surprised! FC7
> > wouldn't make the same trip though.
> > Best not to top post in these parts! Thanks, Ric
> Question... DVD or CDROM?
Try both and see which one works in the end. If I were you I would start with the DVD first, if it for some reson fails, I would try then the CD.
> Also try adding "acpi=off" and some of
> the kernel flags...
> see the Crashes/Hangs section.
> T o m M i t c h e l l
> Looking for a place to hang my hat.
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