Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.


Sign Up Now
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Install Problem, Cant install RedHat or Mandrake
post Oct 27 2003, 07:07 AM
Post #1

Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 27-October 03
Member No.: 1,702

Im not having much luck installing linux on my new system. I tried installing RedHat 9, whatever type of install I try to run (i think ive tried them all) it hangs during boot up and never reaches the install. The line it hangs on is just after detecting the Harddrives and reads

IDE0 etc...
IDE1 etc...

then hangs.

I then tried Mandrake 9.1, but after pressing enter to start install it hangs on a black screen.
Any ideas? I really need to get something working on this system. Specs below.

3.0Ghz P4C HT
MSI 865G Neo2-LS
1GB (Dual 512MB) Corsair TwinX platinum
NVidia GFFX 5900u
Maxtor Diamond Max9 40GB
Maxtor Diamond Max9 60GB
Maxtor Diamond Max9 80GB SATA
Samsung DVD-ROM
Philips CDRW5200
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Oct 28 2003, 01:22 AM
Post #2

Its GNU/

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,254
Joined: 21-September 02
From: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Member No.: 3

I don't have anything useful to add, i'll just make an observation.

I'm not too sure on how good Linux's SATA support is right now. I know it's been included in the latest patches to the 2.6 test kernels, but i don't think it's in earlier kernels. Perhaps the install might be choking on that?

I could be totally wrong, but if you get bored, try taking out your SATA drive and start the install again.

Corey Quilliam
(former) Administrator

Want to help out Check out our Linuxhelp Wiki and see if there are some articles you would like to submit!!

Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Work Laptop (HP-Compaq NC6400 Core2)
Kubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Desktop (HP m8120n QuadCore)
Ubuntu 6.04 - Server (I'm not upgrading this baby until support runs out in 2012) (Some old POS dell)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th June 2018 - 02:20 AM