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...
Well, with Redhat currently up to 8.0 I would suspect that your 5.2 version is hopelessly out of date.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:
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...
Anybody else out there ever install Redhat using the "redneck" option?