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SLES 10 on bl25p would not install

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SLES 10 on bl25p would not install

Good day,

Recently I tried to install SLES10 on hp bl25p (product id 399598-B21) with connected hp USB keyboard and HP USB DVD drive (HP DVD 840).

Failure description:
The install seems to lock up after installation boot screen (where it is possible to boot from hard drive, install, install - acpi disabled, etc) no matter what option I choose; I get ~10 min blank screen with responding keyboard (num lock, alt+ctl+del) and then when it shows blue screen with SLES logo it locks up - keyboard does not work, no cd activity.

Trying to boot in text mode I still get ~10 min blank screen but instead of logo screen I get kernel booting messages and it seems to lock up when "Detecting USB devices ...". Then I have to shutdown server by holding power button.

Same happens when I use iLO with USB drive attached or mounted virtual media (no keyboard attached).

Hardware used:
HP BL25p - bios: A02 03/01/2006
HP DVD 840 (USB)
HP Keyboard (USB)

SLES 10 cd 1 (image MD5 checksum passed)

Thank You in advance
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