General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

DERNBACH
Occasional Contributor

Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

I try to install RH 8.0 or RH 9.0 on my new HP Pavillion ze 5400, but the installation freezes on :
- paritiion checking for RH 8.0
- loading drivers for RH 9

Does anybody have an idea about this ?

Thanks in advance for any input.
4 REPLIES
Bruce Copeland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

First check your setup program to see if there's an option to turn OFF legacy USB support. That may solve the problem.

If not, many ze4000/5000 users find it necessary to use the nousb, nopcmcia, and/or nomce options when starting their installation program.

Bruce
DERNBACH
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

Thnaks Bruce for your hints.

I still have problems with RH 8.0.

It hangs verty early on on
"Checking partitions :
hda:"

I tried your recipes. No effect.

I'm realy stuck. ANy more idea.
Bruce Copeland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

I seem to recall that installation fails like this on some Linux distributions if the floppy drive isn't activated in bios. Try enabling that (even if you don't have a physical floppy drive).

Bruce
Scott Sorby_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installaing RH on HP Pavillion ze 5400

Hi there,

Its the firewire device thats freezing it
get past this by passing the command

linux noauto or linux nofirewire

at the install screen where it promts you to install or choose expert settings.

Im sorry I cant be of more help but Im new to it myself.

further to this try searching on google.com/linux
or...
justlinux.com
linuxquestions.org
both of the above forums have plenty of info covering this particular problem

Regards
Scott