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Old 08-01-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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computer freezes when installing RH 8.0

I am attempting to install RH 8.0 on my PC. I partitioned the disk w/ 4GB for windows and 2GB for RH linux. I installed windows 98 fine, but my computer freezes right before the packages are installed from the linux CD. It says formatting disk, but nothing happens after that. I left it on for hours and it didnt move.

i've installed it successfully in the lab at school and I dont get it.
any ideas?
Old 08-01-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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Does RH 8 provide you with some output about what
it's ACTUALLY doing? Try hitting Alt+F<n> with n=2,..,9

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it says its: formatting/ file system

and i have to power off using the button on the PC

i'll try doing the alt-F thing

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any ideas
what am i doing incorrectly?
Old 08-02-2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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what's the size of your physical ram and your swap partition?
Old 08-02-2004, 09:39 PM   #6
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my ram is 160MB and I only defined the root partition.
I just want to get familiarized w/Linux so no need to create other partitions


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