Needs some advice.
I think I'm battling two issues here.
1 - is the irq thing with the usb drive. I added the 5 second delay to the grub menu.lst and I can clearly tell there is a delay, but I still get the errors.
2 - is sometime it does boot (with the irq errors) into a login screen and starts blinking and I can't login or type anything; Or very rarely I can actually log into my desktop. (I keep messing with PCC or XFdrake and sometime it will go or not) So far I have had to choose the kernel option from grub with safe settings to have any hope of getting a gui interface or access to the desktop.
I would try reinstalling with everything fresh. New ISO, delete and reformat the Hitachi
before installation, you might overcome whatever glitch is on there or just decide some
hardware incompatibility exists with the Hitachi.
Reply 44 of the Hitachi thread has a command to add to the kernel line of
/boot/grub/menu.lst You could try that once perchance.
irq is a memory area assignment a program or device uses.
It should work, a fresh reinstall of everything related to the Hitachi install
is what I would do.
Sometimes I reinstall Windows and I get a error because 32k of something
didn't get written, etc., but after two attempts it clears and the program