Description of problem:
RedHat 9 installer hangs on a Dell Dimension 8250
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert Redhat 9 CD
2. Wait til it offers to check media
3. System no longer responds to keyboard or mouse
The last screen before the one that freezes finds the firewire card. If I say
linux noprobe it still freezes at the check media point. Dimension 8250 is
Dell's 'high end' desktop, with newish Intel chipset, 3 GHz hyperthreading P4,
2x200 GB harddrive, DVD+RW, firewire card, 1 GB pc1066 ram
I tried linux nofirewire. The screen saying loading ohci1394 driver no longer
appears, but the system still hangs on the screen asking to test media. No
respons to keyboard or mouse.
I had similar problem with RH8 installation on a Dell Dimension 8250.
Keyboard worked up to the point of entering parameters at boot prompt,
but was dead at first Yes/No interactive box on installer.
Problem cured for me by changing BIOS settings.
Changed USB Emulation to OFF (Default is ON).
I Have PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
Disabling USB emulation helped. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'll keep a note of this information thanks.