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Redhat linux boot sequence hangs

Hi,

I had to install Redhat Linux 8.0 on Dell Optiplex GX 270. The machine did not have any PS2 ports and the linux install did not detected the USB keyboard and mouse natively. I therefire installed using linux noprobe option. The installation went fine and displayed the successful message after the installatrion. However on reboot, the boot sequence stucks on following:

ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14.

before this there was one more message which might give some hint:

PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus.......

Can anyone please help me to resolve the issue.

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naufal
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ridCommented:
RH 8 is a fairly old distribution. It's not so strange that you have problems with USB etc. The error message indicates that the IDE controller (hard drive controller!) isn't recognised properly and this may be the root of the problem.

I wonder why you "had to" install such an old distro? There are several newer, easier-to-handle distros available nowadays.
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naufalAuthor Commented:
Hey,

Well I have to, because the software is not supported on anyother platform. There is another thing which I noticed, when I disable the PATA drive in the bios, the message never appears but the system does hang at the point right before the IRQ message appeared.

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naufalAuthor Commented:
Hey,

Well I have resolved the issue. Because of the hardware ioncompatibitlity, the system bios has to be changed to work in a legacy mode, and it works. Thanks for your help rid.

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ridCommented:
Interesting!

Since you solved the issue yourself, ask for a refund!

Cheers
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naufalAuthor Commented:
I guess the admin reads the comments and refunds him/her self..... Never had to ask before! Anyways thankyou once again!
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