I am trying to install SuSE Linux 6.2. When I try to install from CD,
the installation hangs with "Loading data into ramdisk" displayed.
According to one of the shells, everything is fine and then "hdb: lost
interrupt" is displayed every few seconds indefinitely. I have checked
and the hardware is hooked up correctly with a Quantum Bigfoot T2550A
hard drive as master (hda) and an 8x GoldStar GCD-R580B CD-ROM as slave
into the first controller (all (E)IDE). I am running with a Cyrix 686
166+ and 32 MB RAM on this machine. The installer seems to recognize
all of the hardware just fine according to the system inventory it gives
before the actual installation from CD.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have not touched LINUX since
486's were still in style and am e*d to give it a more thorough
effort if I can figure out how to get started again. This problem, as
basic as it might be, does not seem to be covered by SuSE's manual or
any web database I can find.