Installing RH-FC2 Bad Magic?!?
OK, Had some bad memory. So, I replaced it. This is the only thing that has changed on the system. I already had FC2 installed before the memory crapped out.
When restarting, I got "Error Reading Header: cpio: Bad Magic!"
I thought, "OK, so the install was corrupted by the bad memory... Gotta reinstall."
So, I try to reinstall and the installation routine gives me the same error. I Try to install another distro, and it also aborts with "Unable to read partition". No linux distro will fix whatever is wrong with the hard drive table.
I decided to see if Windows would install on the drive and perhaps clear whatever was going on. Windows installs fine. A complete scan of the hard drive gives it a clean bill of health. Yet, returning to a linux (TOD) install still gives the same error.
Is there a way out of this?