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RE: [SLE] 8.0 Install freezes machine
  • From: "Houghton, Chris" <chris.houghton@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 09:33:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <0DCC27458EB5D51181840002A507069E034486D7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Damon Register [mailto:damon.w.register@xxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 1:24 PM
>Cc: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [SLE] 8.0 Install freezes machine
>Peter VanCampen wrote:
>> It always hangs up just after selecting the language, when it is checking
the HD modules.
>> Here is the WEIRD Part: This same machine works perfectly OK when I boot
from the 7.2 CD !!
>> This seems to involve the SCSI module for the Adaptec 2940 UW . Is this a
real bug?
>This sounds suspiciously like the problem I ran into just a few hours
>ago. I was reinstalling 7.1 because there were some major hardware
>changes including new SCSI drive. I have the Adaptec 29160 and
>noticed the freeze early in the install process, I think at the same
>point that you mentioned but I am not sure now. While it was frozen,
>my boss came to talk to me so I was distracted for several minutes.
>When I got back to my computer I saw that it finally got past that
>point and went through the rest of the install except for rebooting
>the computer after all installation and setup were complete.
>Try just leaving your computer alone at that point for several
>minutes and see if it works.

My system has an AIC-7899. It hung during install and I let it sit
overnight. It was still stuck in the morning, so time does not seem to heal
this wound.

Chris Houghton

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