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Ive downloaded red Hat 9 and burnt the iso's to cd.
I get a segmentation fault as the computer boots.
Reinstalling doesnt help.
A search on google bought up suggestions that my install cds may be corrupted.
How can I check the quality of my install cds I dont know how to do the checksum thing recomended on the Hed Hat site.
When you first boot to the CD during the RH install, there is an option to check your installation media........ if you downloaded the ISO's from the net, this is a very, very good idea, it should tell you that everything is either good, or not. Another tip, and this one is from my "oops, oh well" file.... when burning these iso's, don't max out your burner, go with a 4x or slower burn speed, and you'll get better burns, especially for something as important as an operating system...
Ive installed it again using the media check at the beginning of install.
All 3 disks passed.
Still get the segment fault.
I had Red Hat 7.3 running succesfully on this hard drive before and nothings changed since so I dont think its faulty hardware.
The only problem I had with 7.3 was my sound card did not work which was unsupported anyway
I dont have another puta to try the disks on;(
oh........ well, this next suggestion is not one I've ever used, but I've heard it can work, if you've still got the ISO's on your windows partition, install from there, but you'll have to check out RH's website to learn more..... I've never seen a seg fault during install, or I'd try to address that particular issue more....
I posted this question to a newsgroup and they suggested I turn kudzu off,
>Boot into Linux as you normally do and watch the screen carefully. When
>you see something like 'Press the "I" key to enter interactive setup' do
>so (Press the "I" key a few times). When you are asked to start the kudzu
>service say no, answer yes to all the other questions. Log on as root and
>from the console or xterm session type;
>chkconfig --levels 345 kudzu off