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Re: [SLE] 9.3 install on Compaq 3017CL notebook hangs or fails to find hard drive
  • From: "Randall J. Parr" <RParr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 17:31:18 -0700
  • Message-id: <42966A56.7050503@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Have Compaq Presario 3017CL notebook with SuSE 9.2 installed and running

Trying to install/upgrade SuSE 9.3.

When booting from the DVD and selecting "Installation", the system hangs
while "Initializing".

GUI-mode, text-mode, no difference.

After selecting "Installation", the system boots off the DVD, the boot messages look normal, the YAST GUI comes up and looks fine, with "Initializing" showing in the large right hand window, a small window flashes "Probing Mouse" which disappears almost immediately, and the system then hangs at "Initializing...".

I have tried with acpi=off; the YAST GUI then comes up, keyboard selection, language selection, TILT no hard drive found.

I am assuming there is some boot option I need to use with this machine but I am unable to find any listing of the available boot options.

The system can boot and run Knoppix 3.6 and 3.7 Live CD's just fine.

The system has had SuSE 9.1 and then SuSE 9.2 installed without this kind of problem. The system currently has the original XP and SuSE 9.2 installed and running on it. The SuSE install uses Reiser (the default SuSE 9.2 option).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SuSE support suggested using boot parameter

That did the trick and I was able to install/upgrade just fine after that.

R.Parr, RHCE
Temporal Arts

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