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Re: [SLE] System hangs randomly SuSE 8.1
  • From: mike <mgrello@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 22:17:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <02112122173501.06980@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
bad form to respond to your own post and all that but I left out something
important; the drive light is on steady when the hang occurs, can not ping
from another box or 3-finger salute.

thanks,
mg


On Thursday 21 November 2002 22:14, mike wrote:
> This is a "white box" system which I built myself, been running Linux on it
> for over 2 years.
>
> Gigabyte Mobo.
> 350mHz PII
> 256 MB PC100 RAM
> 17 Gig HD space split over 2 drives
> ATI xpert@work
> PCI Sound Blaster
> USB KB and mouse.
> 1 10BaseT and 1 100BaseX network card
>
> I disabled APM and ACPI both on boot-up and from CMOS, also set PnP aware
> OS to "NO".
>
> I have also tried disabling the APIC and the vanilla safe mode boot-up (it
> hung at the log in prompt).
>
> System hangs very randomly; sometimes 3 times a day and sometimes after a
> week.
>
> It appears to happen in both RL3 and 5.
>
> The system had been running SuSE 7.3 since December of last year with no
> ill effects. I did a fresh install, formatting the partitions which would
> contain all of the installed files (I have 2 file systems running Reiser
> which contain data which I did not format, but they have not always been
> mounted during the failure).
>
> The install was problematic and took 3 attempts, starting from scratch to
> complete; the first time it hung while selecting packages, the second
> during the first CD and the third after all the files were copied and it
> was starting SuSE.Sendmail.conf at the end of the install.
>
> I have searched the SuSE web site.
>
> Can anybody suggest something I have missed?
>
> TIA,
> mg

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