[TriLUG] "Unpacking Linux..."
bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Wed Nov 30 07:48:31 EST 2005
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 06:18:00PM -0500, Scott Chilcote wrote:
> It's a longshot, but if the system has an outdated or unusual graphics
> controller a text-based installation might work. You might try booting
> with "linux text" at the boot prompt (if it's supported).
Thank you for the thoughts. Unfortunately, this is long before ( well,
at least before ) the "text" would be recognized. It turns out that
this is an indication that the kernel is incompatible with the CPU in
this machine. Even though the boot process is successfull, the kernel
doesn't like this CPU and stops at the "Uncompressing Linux..."
> Good luck,
> Scott C.
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