I had the intention to install a Linux RH-Entrerprise, then I booted from my DVD the first CD, and everything seemed to be ok, untill I reached the step to choose automatic intallation or manual. I chose manual and the installation didn't continue,it just re-booted again, and when booting precess, it hanged (stopped) in "running/sbin/loader", and never went ahead again. The cursor didn't blink anymore on the screen, and the HDD showed no signal of activity.
I later tested the cd#1 in another pc, and worked fine. I can't figure it out what's going on. I was told that the problem is on the sata hard disk drive.
ofcourse I am . I first changed the boot order at bios setup. This problem is happening after loading mouse, and keyboard language, when choosing to partition manually or automatic, as I described on my first post.
None detected ControllersDisplay Standard floppy disk controller NVIDIA nForce 430/410 Serial ATA Controller Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller None detectedBus AdaptersMultimedia Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller None detectedCommunicationsOther Devices Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter #2 primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.123.179 / 24 Gateway: 192.168.123.254 Dhcp Server: 192.168.123.254 Physical Address: 00:11:50:BF:97:BA NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2 Networking Dns Servers: 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 USB Human Interface Device PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102-Key) Microsoft PS/2 Mouse NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator USB Mass Storage Device USB Root Hub (2x)
Run the diagnostic to see if it is indeed a drive issue. With it just hanging with no drive or system activity and without a hard disk error.. my guess is that it is a driver problem with something on that system.
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Exactly the same thing happened to me and I now know it's the Seagate disk.
I also replaced the power supply (now 700W) and tried various combinations of two Seagate SATA disks and the two connectors of a PCI Sata card. Eventually I got the system to work using only one Seagate disk and plugged the other one in whilst the computer was running. Approximately 5 seconds after plugging in this disk the computer shut down and did that on/off cycling thing that you refer to.
I assume the hard disk is now wrecked but I can't test it as the computer won't stay running with it connected.