I initally tryed the minimal install cd (build-ix86-1.0_rc6-r17.iso) but it
would just hang my system at different points in the beginning of the install...
I could prolong it (it seems) by constantly pressing keys on the keyboard
(usually I pressed enter alot). I figured I'd try the i586 cd instead to see if
it was a problem with the minimal cd (I did a checksum on the minimal and all
was well so that was an issue), but the i586 hangs too. I couldn't find any
other similar problems while on your site or by searching on google.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 with 256M ram, a Sony DVD/CDRW drive, and a 3Com
It's because we have APIC enabled in our kernel (your Inspiron doesn't like
it). This will be fixed in the Gentoo 1.0 release, and is a known
already-reported issue, so I'm marking it as "fixed" even though it isn't
i think this is still happening on 1.1a. on my system (athlon 600) it still
hangs randomly. i can't install gentoo because of it! if i actually get to the
bootstrap script, at some random point during the build the screen blanks out,
and i can't get it to do anything. the machine still seems alive, i can ping it
and it still does occasional HD reads (as if it's still building), but the
monitor is forever blank.
i tried booting the kernel on the CD with 'kernel noapic' but it didn't help.
so i'm back to slackware until this gets fixed!