Author Topic: [SOLVED] 0710 Beta 3: Installation freezes after detecting BIOS drivers  (Read 793 times)

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Hi,

I spent whole weekend to install 0710 Beta 3 from the scratch but without luck. There is a very strange situation. After testing BIOS drivers the installator display warning about problem with xfs_freeze(), XFS file system and GRUB. And then the screen is refreshed,  cleaned a I can see only the cursor in the left top corner. I waited about 5 hours but the system was in the same stage - blinking cursor  in the left top corner.

Once I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del. After that the installation is finished but it was uncompleted - software modules for DVD was not installed and my network interfaces were eth1 and eth2 instead of eth0 and eth1. The situation seems mystic for because a few days ago I installed on the same box LMCE with the same DVD. So, I don't have any idea why the installation cannot finish properly in that case.

Any suggestions will be very appreciated!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2008, 08:49:55 am by Michael »
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Re: [SOLVED] 0710 Beta 3: Installation freezes after detecting BIOS drivers
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 09:05:09 am »
I dug a bit the installation script lite-installer.sh  and found that there are following steps performed during installation:
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GetConsole
GetHddToUse
PartitionHdd
FormatPartitions
MountPartitions
CopyDVD
ExtractArchive
SetupFstab
InstallGrub
NetworkSetup
TargetCleanup
UnmountPartitions
Reboot
I seems that in my case the installation stops after InstallGrub finished. So, something wrong can be with NetworkSetup, TargetCleanup or UnmountPartitions. I boot from Kubuntu 7.04 CD and checked network interfaces. They were ok. After that I installed Kubuntu 7.04 on my core. Rebooted and check network interfaces and filesystem. After that I installed LMCE 0710 Beta 3 ADM64 without splash and quite parameters. Finally it was installed ok.

Strange problem and strange solution to fix it. I suspect that something wrong was with hard drive or its controller. But in any case, now it's ok.
Michael Stepanov,
My setup: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Nite_man#New_setup
Russian LinuxMCE community: http://linuxmce.ru