Have tried installing 10.3 and 11.1 on Compaq NW8440. Install runs, on reboot it hangs–usually when HAL starts. Have tried install with SATA native mode ON and OFF with no difference. Cleared all partitions from drive and installed XP Pro with no issues, so hardware appears to be fine. If I reboot the machine from the hung state and restart the installation I see that the partitions are not set up as I indicated in setup. I’m sure I’m missing something, but don’t know what it is. Oddly, this machine ran fine with a XP-Pro/SLED9 dual-boot load on it previously.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!