Kevin Philp wrote:
> What are peoples recommendations - should we just stick with the 2.4 kernel?
It _sounds_ to me like there is some sort of error that gets exposed by
harddrake when probing for whatever USB hardware you use ....
Having a little think about this in my head, I'd _say_ what may be
happening is that during system install the installer tries to probe for
_every_ possible device driver it has in /lib/modules/2.6.blah
one of those does something nasty to your machine.
Configuring the system with 2.4 probably has less modules or perhaps
just not that hard hang error with module-x.
Since you get all the way through configuration, with a 2.4, you now
have a configured set of modules to load at startup.
This is why (I'd guess) that subsequent 2.6 boots succeed once you are
probing for _just_ the hardware on your system as opposed to _all_
disclaimer : I have a vague idea that *mainlinedistro* automagic config
utils try to load the world and it's mother of modules during install,
that guess could be wrong, this is not a process I've investigated in
any detail worth talking about.
You should find the module/modules that are causing the error and file a
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