Howdy! Once my favorite OS, I drifted and I'll confess. Once more, I managed to shoot myself in my foot.
My computer holds several hard drives now. And I have learned over the years to leave things as they are. Once I figured out to just unplug the power connectors to those other drives? No way of screwing things up now. OK, I downloaded the latest PCLOS, 2011.6, it's on CD. One drive, which once held an older version of PCLOS but I installed when Mandriva was my target drive.
When I run the new PCLOS CD with a hard drive connected, the system gets to that certain point and just hangs up. Nothing happens. For a half hour and as long as my patience could handle it. I shut down, pulled the power off that internal drive and tried again. That new CD launched beautifully -- in Live CD mode. Love it! Now, down again and back to trying for another install.
Same, same. I waited, had breakfast, took a walk and an hour later things were still on hold. Nothing was happening and this was nowhere near any of my past experiences and, I am telling you, there have been dozens! Just for the heck of it, I tried connecting various other hard drives. With the same results. That new CD works fine as long as there is no hard drive in my system but, once there is, it hangs up!
So? Can anyone here on this Forum offer a clue? The MD5sum checked out perfectly. And the CD works perfectly as long as I have no other drive connected. Strange? Time to build yet another computer? This one was recent! No problems with any other drive nor OS install. Windows XP Pro as well as three other Linux Distros.
Can you feel an old man's pain yet, folks? And thanks for the input? Ciao!