I think you need to give us a little more detailed information.
On Wed, 04 Dec 2002, Gianni Ponzi wrote:
> I have a prob when trying to install Linux (tried RedHat, Suse) on my
You get _exactly_ the same problem with Suse and RedHat, is that right?
What versions of these have you used?
> I can start the install but after about 2min, the whole pc just
As in freezes, reboots? Do you get any errors?
> I know it's not a Linux prob and here is what I have encountered:
>> I had the same problem when installing Win on it and eventually sorted it
> out by disabling the infrared port.
Did you disable it in the BIOS or in windows?
> I'm guessing this might be same prob although I'm not sure. I am very new
> to Linux so it's not that easy for me to work it out. I did manage to
> follow the setup procedure at one stage (using images on disks) and it
> cuts out either as it's trying to verify what CD-Rom I have or just after
> (hence my suspicion of the infrared port again).
1. What laptop is it? What is the Processor and how much RAM does it have?
2. You cannot simply boot off the cdrom? It must be quite an old laptop
then or else cdrom booting is disabled in the BIOS. Is the cdrom external
or strange in some way?
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