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Old 01-10-2006, 04:21 AM   #1
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Question Error installing Red Hat 6.2


After running through the installation and getting the message that its rebooting / ejecting CD. Things seemed fine.

It reboots. Gives the LILO prompt ... according to the instructions I follow, it says to press TAB, type in linux and enter.

So I do ... then I get a screen full of information ( I wish I could copy it somehow ) but I did manage to copy down the last few lines :

Call Trace:[<c0106000>] [<c01d7d0b>] [<c0100175>]
Code: 0f 32 0d 00 00 20 00 0f 30 68 21 78 1d c0 c8 27 fd ed ff 83
Kernal Panic: Attemptd to kill the idle task
In Swapper task - not syncing


I've tried to reinstall ... change a few settings, anything and keep getting same full screen message. Not quite sure what it is.

Can anyone explain? Or do i need to spend an hour writing down the entire evil screen??
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:10 AM   #2
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Any particular reason for using Redhat 6.2

Redhat 6.2 was released March 2000 and since we have seen Redhat 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9, Fedora Core 1, 2, 3, 4

I suspect the kernel hasn't the code to support your hardware
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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It was the only copy of Linux that I had on CD currently. I got it from a friend. If that is the case ( which, I was wondering because the options didn't have my monitor, and other things ) ... I wondered if because of the wrong settings if that was what was causing the errors.

I am planning to order Fedora Core 4 - because I've tried to download it, and it doesn't seem to work very well.

So, if / when I get the newer linux - things should install better???
 
Old 01-10-2006, 04:49 PM   #4
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You can also try some other "Newbie" friendly distros (see distrowatch.com):

Ubuntu
Mandriva
PCLinuxOS
Mepis

Or try a live CD (doesn't touch your hard disk) like Mepis or Knoppix.

Try one of these tests to see which distro may be right for you:

http://eedok.voidofmind.com/linux/chooser.html
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

Last edited by pljvaldez; 01-10-2006 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #5
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Things should go better with a more modern distro, however if you have exotic hardware you may still have a few problems that will need to be ironed out.


What was the problem with Fedora Core 4?
 
Old 01-10-2006, 07:02 PM   #6
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What was the problem with Fedora Core 4?
Dunno. Haven't tried it yet, because of problems trying to download it, I haven't been able to try it. I only have a copy of Red Hat 6.2 which seems to be causing problems.

I plan to order the Fedora CDs to give that a try.

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You can also try some other "Newbie" friendly distros (see distrowatch.com):
Thank you. I will give those a look. I was going for a full install on the computer ( I can post the config of the computer, if that may help ) ... because I plan to use it to run a web host / MUD host in the near future. Also, I want to be able to offer e-mail with it.

But, if another Linux would be better suited, I would be interested in checking it out.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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I would try both the tests listed in post 4. They may point you in a good direction so you won't have to try quite so many distros before you find one you like.
 
  


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