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Bug#287610: Installation failed at hardware detection (module ide-disk hangs system)

Quoting Janeene Webb (jdweb1@dawnmist.net):

> Installation progresses to the point of loading the module ide-disk, and then
> consistently hangs/hard locks. No keyboard, no error message if load by 
> 'modprobe -v ide-disk'
> on a console in medium/expert install, no difference when passing ide=nodma (which
> the previous install did need), noapic nolapic also do not fix it.
> This occurs 100% of the time, in every version of the installer that I tried.
> If this module is not loaded, the installer doesn't see the hard drives.

Have you tried booting with "linux26"?

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