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Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Snoopy on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:57 am

On an old pc (500 MHz Celeron with 320 MB RAM), Daryna runs fine as a live distro from the cd, but when I try to install it to the 8 GB hard disk it hangs at 90% on detecting hardware.
8GB HD should be enough for an install (manual says 3GB minimum).
And - if it won't install because it can't detect the hardware, why does it run ok from a live distro cd ?
Any ideas? Thanks.
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Re: Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:52 am

So the install starts, but hangs at 90%?
Can you tell us what other hardware this computer has?
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Re: Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Snoopy on Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:13 am

Thanks for your reply - this is the list of hardware:

MOTHERBOARD
P6BAT-A+

HARD DISK
Vendor: ‎Fujitsu
Model: ‎MPD3084AT
Media class: ‎hd

CD ROM
Disk identifier: ‎IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM 50XS
Media class: ‎cdrom

DVD-ROM/CD WRITER
Disk identifier: ‎BCO4016IM
Media class: ‎cdrom

AGP CONTROLLER
Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies Inc.
Description: ‎VT82C691 [Apollo PRO]
Media class: ‎BRIDGE_HOST

VIDEO CARD
Vendor: ‎Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
Description: ‎86C326
Media class: ‎DISPLAY_VGA

SOUND CARD
Vendor: ‎C-Media Electronics Inc.
Description: ‎CM8738

PROCESSOR
Processor ID: ‎1
Vendor: ‎GenuineIntel
Model name: ‎Celeron (Coppermine)

NETWORK CARD
Vendor: ‎Realtek Semiconductor
Description: ‎F5D5000 PCI Card/Desktop Network PCI Card
Media class: ‎NETWORK_ETHERNET

RAM
128+128+64MB

IDE CONTROLLER
Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies Inc.
Description: ‎VT82C586 IDE [Apollo]
Media class: ‎STORAGE_IDE

USB CONTROLLER
Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies Inc.
Description: ‎VT82C586B USB
Media class: ‎SERIAL_USB

BRIDGES + SYSTEM CONTROLLERS
Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies Inc.
Description: ‎VT82C598 [Apollo MVP3 AGP]
Media class: ‎BRIDGE_PCI

Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies Inc.
Description: ‎VT82C596 ISA [Apollo PRO]
Media class: ‎BRIDGE_ISA
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Re: Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Husse on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:40 am

That's an ordinary old computer - nothing particular that I see
Is it when "detecting hardware" it hangs, not when "installing language packs"?
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Re: Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Snoopy on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:33 am

Yes, it's definitely on the hardware detection - at least that's the message that it stuck on !
Thanks,
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Re: Runs from live cd but won't install

Postby Husse on Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:53 pm

Clem just wrote in the blog
Note on compatibility: A compatibility mode was added as a new boot entry, featuring nosplash, noapic, noacpi and irqpoll.

When you boot the live CD to install press F6 when you first see the splash and add theese options
This could do it
I have a feeling it is the SIS video that is the culprit
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