I am trying to install fc6 on 1850r and it hangs on boot.
The problem is the phantom usb adapter in the proliant machines.
I found this fix for suse 10 but I need to know how to apply this to the
follows from exact55:
I have found the solution to this problem. Please excuse me if my description isn't perfect, I am a Linux newbee who didn't know how to use vi a week ago.
The issue is caused by a 'ghost' usb bus which crashes the machine when scanned by the xorg routines. A device Intel 82371/EB/MB PIIX4 USB is detected. The Compaq 1850R has no real usb ports and the usb routines should be disabled.
My solution works for both SuSE 9.3 professional and 10.1:
1. Use the Compaq Smartstart 5.50 utility to set the OS type to NT-Windows 2000.
2. Do a text install (F2 or F3 on Grub boot screen).
3. Boot into run level 3 (add '3' to the the options line in the Grub boot screen)
4. Blacklist uhci-hcd, usb-uhci, and usb-ohci (use vi to edit the appropriate file)
In 10.1 add the following lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
In 9.3 add the following lines to /etc/hotplug/blacklist:
Reboot and enjoy.