Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88766
install hangs at 'media check' - "linux nousb" solves it
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:01 EDT
Description of problem:
The installer hangs at the "Media Check" stage. Of course this must be related
to my laptop because everyone can't have this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat 9.0 (8.0)
Just insert the install disk 1 and press 'return' at the first screen. It then
goes to the media check stage and the whole thing freezes up.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from install disk 1
2. At the first page, press return
A continued installation
I'm on a hp pavilion ze4230. Celeron processor. I had the same problem when
installing RH 8.0. The disks eventually passed the media check, so I know its
not that the disk is bad. To get around the problem, some guy on the internet
told me, you need to do "linux nousb" and use a PS/2 keyboard for the
installation. That tip worked like a charm. Maybe since there is a solution,
it doesn't qualify as a bug. ;)
I think this is just a kernel issue.
is this a machine with the radeonIGP chipset?
I don't know what a chipset is.
But I found this on the internet for my model (hp pavilion ze4230)
"...and a surprisingly capable 64 MB ATI Mobility Radeon graphics chipset."
Does that answer your question?
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