Re: Out of Topic - Facing error during RHEL 4 AS 3 Installation ( Hangs at Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel)

From: Karl Arao <>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:18:56 +0800
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Have you checked on your BIOS settings --> SATA mode -->

Configure it either

  1. Disabled,
  2. Native,
  3. AHCI
On newer PCs installed with lower versions of Linux either use Disabled or Native..
On newer PCs installed with newer versions of Linux, most likely use AHCI..

Just give every setting a try. We recently bought white boxes (on quad core), and noticed that the installation takes too long to complete, then changing the SATA mode to AHCI made a performance boost.

Well my experience could be different, but you may explore that possibility.

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Shastry(DBA) <> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Sorry in first place as this question might be felt Out of scope in this
> forum.
> I am trying to setup a for testing purpose on RHEL 4 AS 3, But I
> was successful in installing the Linux by giving the below parameter:
> linux askmethod pci=nommconf all-generic-ide noapic nolapic
> But while reboot I am hung at "Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the
> kernel" stage.  Can anyone kindly share your experience in resolving it?
> I am on Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4GB RAM and SATA HDD (HP d5800
> Desktop). Also tried to see where i can edit the grub.conf before logging
> in, bad luck i cannot find out the one unless i could get in.
> Thanks in advance.
> Reg,
> Ananth

Received on Mon Oct 26 2009 - 10:18:56 CDT

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