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Old 12-18-2002, 12:16 PM   #1
sean1898
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Unhappy Cannot Install Red Hat - Different Architecture


I am new to Linux, and have not been able to get past even the first hurdle. When I do an automatic workstation install of Red Hat 5.2, I get the message "Install failed. Package is for a different architecture" for every single package. There is an Intel processor installed. It gives this error with only Linux partitions or with Windows installed. When I tried this on an HP Vectra VL5, it just hung on the creating system on HDD portion of the install. Any idea what could be wrong? You'd think I could install the version from Linux for Dummies without such a hard time...

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Sean

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Old 12-19-2002, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: Cannot Install Red Hat - Different Architecture

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Originally posted by sean1898
I am new to Linux, and have not been able to get past even the first hurdle. When I do an automatic workstation install of Red Hat 5.2, I get the message "Install failed. Package is for a different architecture" for every single package. There is an Intel processor installed. It gives this error with only Linux partitions or with Windows installed. When I tried this on an HP Vectra VL5, it just hung on the creating system on HDD portion of the install. Any idea what could be wrong? You'd think I could install the version from Linux for Dummies without such a hard time...

Thanks,
Sean

Well, with Redhat currently up to 8.0 I would suspect that your 5.2 version is hopelessly out of date. Do yourself a favor and go to:

http://cart.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/c...ml?id=aYz9j8ns

and order their "Pinktie" distro. It's a whopping $10.99, and you won't be disappointed. And it's, ermm, just like Redhat.


But before you chunk that version of 5.2 in the hopper, could you do me a favor and see if 5.2 still had the "Redneck" install choice? It would be where you pick whether you want to install the CD using English, French, German, Redneck...

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...redhat+redneck


Anybody else out there ever install Redhat using the "redneck" option?


John
 
Old 12-19-2002, 02:51 PM   #3
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Wasnt that the second langauge RH was translated into? lol
 
Old 12-20-2002, 08:41 AM   #4
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Wasnt that the second langauge RH was translated into? lol
Redneck would be our first language around these parts


John
 
  


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