[TriLUG] RedHat CD install hangs
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 14:58:59 -0500
I was able to install linux on to a test machine earlier by booting
off the RedHat CD. The cdrom drive was on it's own ide channel w/ a
std ide cable. Now I want to re-install to a new drive but I have
moved the cdrom to the slave of the primary ide ( ultra dma ) channel
and it's hooked up via an ata100 cable. I can still boot off the cd,
but it hangs after selection of the install type ( custom ).
I found something on redhat's site about this. It's a bug fixed in
one of the kernel updates, but I'm still so new to this, I'm not sure
a kernal update is what I need at this point. I have tried booting
from a boot disk, but that still leaves me hung up when trying to
read from the CD. I have seen posts to RedHat that hint I will still
have problems mounting my CD even if I get it installed.
I tried disabling dma in the bios, but that didn't help. I saw
mention of a "ide1=nodma" but the person said that didn't work. What
is the proper work around for installing/using your cdrom drive if
it's connected to a ultra dma controller.
Trying to install RedHat linux 7.1
Mom board is abit kg7
cdrom drive is an old toshiba 8x
install hangs right after choosing the type of install.
Thx in advance!!