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Description of problem:
Installation requires ide=nodma option, otherwise installation
proceeds normally up to diskdruid screen where the screen freezes
hard. The mouse continues to function however. The scroll bars won't
scroll, and nothing on screen functions. Requires hard reboot. This
is a Nforce 2 motherboard with 2 pata WD 80g harddrives on a NON-RAID
promise ultra tx133 pci controller card. CD and CDRW on onboard
Using nodma everything installs (slowly). You have to rememeber to
remove the nodma option from grub at end of install. After install
everything seems OK.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from CD1
3.proceed through install to diskdruid
5.hit reset and repeat as many times as desired
6.type linux ide=nodma at first prompt and install works
Actual Results: see above
Expected Results: normal install, or suggestion to try the work around
Had same problem with Mandrake
All bios and firmware current. Serial ata disabled in bios.
Motherboard abit NF7-S revision 2.
was fc3 installer any better ?