Sounds like my problem. Just bought me a 52X drive and I have this problem. Before I start using my old cdrom 2X with its own bunch of minor problems, I would like to know if it is possible to lower the speed by using hwscan at the start of installation? The same question as with my badram. Is it possible to inform the cdrom at installation time about using a lower speed and to restrict the use of ram?
I have only one memory chip and for the coming days no possibility to swap it with other chips.
I had exactly the same problem. I tried installing from scratch N times and N times it failed at the same place (Evaluating package selection...). I posted to the list to no avail. The last thing I tried was swapping out my CDROM drive from a 52X to something much slower. This solved the problem. I don't know why but that did it . The 52X drive had no problems with 8.1 installation however. Magic?
Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
Having just received my 8.2 I was eager to start working
I decided to go for an upgrade and found out that there where difficulties reading the installed packages of my It is always such an occasion that it is advisable to
memory. I have 256 Mb and indeed at 209.3 Mb there is an error. Could it be the faulty memory? As I do not have the possibility to get new memory in
coming days and being eager to get the 8.2 running, is there a possibility to restrict the memory use during installation of 8.2 up to the size of 209Mb as I can do during normal use?
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On Fri, 30 May 2003, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
Sounds like my problem. Just bought me a 52X drive and I have this problem. Before I start using my old cdrom 2X with its own bunch of minor problems, I would like to know if it is possible to lower the speed by using hwscan at the
I got some speed-related problems when I upgraded my motherboard to one that was capable of the
I suggest google on hdparm - there are some tips around the web on using hdparm to detect your CD-ROMs preferred DMA options. Then type these in as kernel options when installing.
Of course it will do you no harm (except slow you down) to use no dma at all for the install (sorry I can't remember the boot option syntax for dma)
(btw don't forget to try this without ACPI)
Just a shot in the dark. David