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I have an 800 MHz Pentium that I previously had Linux installed on. I removed that installation because something got corrupted, and I wanted to go to a newer version. So, I got RH Enterprise and put it in the cdrom and booted the computer. (It has dual boot, with win2k, but the computer is set to boot off cdrom if there is a bootable disk in it.)
Linux boots up and asks the usual questions about language and keyboard. Then, it says hit enter to load in graphical mode (I've tried both graphical and text, and neither works.)
It then goes through boot from atapi cd-rom, no emulation, loading mvlinuz, initrd.img etc etc.
Then, it comes up with the message:
No Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD was found that matches your boot media. Please insert the RH Enterprise Linux CD and press ok to try again.
This is as far as it gets. The disk is already in there, and obviously it is ok with that cdrom, since it boots up and gets this far. What could be wrong?
I'm not sure how to do that. But, I don't think that is the problem, because the reason I got this version was because I ran into problems when I tried to install RH 9.0 on this machine. I don't recall the error, then, but it was something like it can't find a place to install it, or something like that. I thought it was because I only had 24 MB set up for my /home partition, although that was big enough the last time I installed RH Linux on this machine. After that, I repartitioned the drive to allow more than 100 MB for that partition, and several GB for / and other partitions, along with about 1.6 GB for swap. (I have about 768 MB of ram.)
Fedora is cool, but Enterprise is just RH9 with more testing and bugfixes. I've installed it half-a-dozen times with no problems, and the one time it misbehaved was the result of a flaky CD-ROM drive.
At this point I would actually be concerned about the reliability of the hardware - there seems to have been a several issues relating to drives (corruption etc.), and now this. I would try booting the CD1 on another machine just to verify that it can actually boot, and then start looking at it as a hardware problem.