New install. Installer hangs cold at initramfs prompt.
nat101l at gmail.com
Mon May 19 17:16:52 UTC 2008
On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 9:30 PM, "Terrell Prudé Jr."
<microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:
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> Nat Gross wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 5:52 PM, "Terrell Prudé Jr."
> <microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
> Installing 8.0.4 on new 64 bit HP AMD Phenom9600 system, and a few
> moments after indicating "English", the system hangs cold with mouse
> and keyboard also locked.
> This happens at the initramfs prompt.
> Am installing 64 bit on the system which has Vista SP1 installed on
> half of 1 drive.
> The system has 2 465 gig drives attached to an HP Nvidia RAID
> controller but NOT configured as raid, just 2 drives.
> It also has a GeForce 8400 video, along with 6 gig of ram.
> Please advise.
> Those aren't Seagate hard disks by any chance, are they?
> Uh oh. I smell trouble.
> Seagate ST350063 500GB (465 gig in reality.) two of em.
> What's the scoop
> Turns out that Seagate's taking a less-than-Linux-friendly stance of late.
> One series of their hard disks (as I recall, it was a 500MB drive)
> specifically did not play well with Linux...bit it played quite nicely with
> MS Windows. Furthermore, their tech support people were telling everyone
> that "our latest drives don't support Linux."
> Worse, now their USB external drives come pre-formatted with NTFS! Talk
> about Windows-only....
> I stopped using Seagate drives then and there for that reason.
> Can you try it with another brand of disk drive, just temporarily, to see if
> things work?
At the moment, this is not an option. *Maybe* I can get a huge usb flash drive.
Is it possibly related to the 6 gig of ram in the machine? Or the
nForce scsi controller?
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