On Thu, 25 Dec 2003 11:27:50 -0500
Eric Pogroski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi List, (and where/when appropriate, Seasons Greetings!):
> I'm having problems installing 4.9 release on a thinkpad 390x. I can get it
> to boot, but it stalls at this point:
> ppc0: <Parralel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
> ppc0: Generic Chipset (EPP/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE MODE
> plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
> and the machine just hangs, and hangs, for up to an hour before
> I just give in and turn it off. I've had OpenBSD, NetBSD, Linux,
> and Solaris on this machine w/o issues, but would really
> like to install 4.9 (the 5.x stuff does install, but is just too bloated
> to live with another OS on my hard drive.). All of the 4.x install
> Cd's/floppy's that I have (from 4.3 to 4.9) have this same problem.
> Can anyone let me know what the 'magic incantation' is for this,
> or point me in the proper direction?
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I figured it out:
at the inital loader prompt from the cd, during the countdown,
I tapped the spacebar and passed 'boot -v' to the loader, and
lo and behold, it scooted right by the former hang at plip0.
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