Infinite Loop (nothing to do with Nvidia...)

By Vehementi ยท 4 replies
May 29, 2002
  1. Ok. So.

    I was forced to install Red Hat 7.2 Linux on a different computer than I'm actually going to be running it on, due to my computer now that has dead PS/2 slots. So, I move the hard drive I want Linux to be installed on over to the computer I was going to use to install it. Installation goes without a hitch, and I get to the actual GUI on that computer.

    I may just be the dumbest person to ever install Linux.

    So I moved it (hard drive) over to the computer I'm going to be using Linux on. Boots up w/o a problem, then I get to the Red Hat screen, where I select what OS I want to load. Naturally, there's only Red Hat. But of course, I'm using a USB keyboard, and it doesn't detect it. Luckily, it automatically booted the selected OS, which was Red Hat. The first 15-20 lines of the loading process appear, and then a line that says "Uncompressing Linux..." or something of the like appears, and then some text appears beyond that. Problem is, I don't have time to read the text (I actually caught OK at the beginning) because my computer reboots right then and there. It keeps doing this, over and over until I shut down my computer.

    This is very aggravating. There has to be a solution somewhere. Or, am I out of luck? :(
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    Well, Phat had the same exact problem as me. Except he had a working keyboard and mouse, which I don't.

    I need to know if there's something that I can add to a file on my other computer to fix this.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You'll need to turn off 'Plug and play OS' and enable USB keyboard in BIOS.
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704


    Just reinstalled it w/ a working keyboard...thanks Nodsu!
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