Neo Magic Soundcard puts DSL on strike
Forum: USB booting
Topic: Neo Magic Soundcard puts DSL on strike
started by: cyber_bushi
Posted by cyber_bushi on May 03 2007,05:06Hey guys,
I just tried to install dsl on my hp omnibook but it always hangs on hardware detection when it comes to the soundcard. I had trouble before, installing linux, but usually it just installed without hanging up. I tried to deactivate the soundcard in bios, but it didn't help. Then I tried to boot with failsafe - that worked but then i just get the root promt and don't know what to do.
Any help? Please?
p.s. now i posted in the wrong section and don't know how to change it - should be in harddisk install sorry
Posted by Juanito on May 03 2007,07:24You could try booting with the "nosound" boot code and see if your sound card is causing the problem.
Posted by cyber_bushi on May 03 2007,10:14Muchas gracias, juanito! I tried the "dsl nosound" option but now it hangs at "Mouse is Generic Mouse (PS/2) at /dev/psaux"
That's the last line at the boot process, that I get... then it stops...
Posted by curaga on May 03 2007,14:49Try "install failsafe"
Then you'll get an install menu...
Posted by cyber_bushi on May 03 2007,18:54Thanks curaga, but same problem:
at devices autoconfig:
"Mouse is Generic Mouse (PS/2) at /dev/psaux" is the last thing that gets written and then it hangs...
Posted by curaga on May 04 2007,15:16I also got an omnibook.. Had no problems with DSl..
Then just boot with failsafe - when you get to that root prompt, make your partitions with cfdisk,
format 'em, type dsl-hd and press tab ('cause I don't remember the actual installer name)...
Posted by cyber_bushi on May 16 2007,09:23could anyone recommend me another slim linux distro that doesn't hang like this? I already got xubuntu installed, but unfortunately it is too slow for my notebook
Posted by cyber_bushi on May 16 2007,09:24thanks for your patience curaga, sorry - didn't see your post before.. will do what you recommended. Thanks in advance!