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so i reboot and start the install with:
Now it boots into the blue selection screen.
I select Language = Englisch, Keyb = us
Now the message: "The RedHat Linux CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives." appears....
(if i go to shell 4) i see the following errors:
<4> hdc: drive not ready for command.
<4> hdc: isofs_read_super: bread failed dev=16:00 iso_blknum=16, block=32
I can't get any further now.....
I also tried to switch off APM (from BIOS)
and i tried to boot with the following parameters:
linux ide=nodma idebus=33
linux ide=nodma idebus=66
Do you have any other bootable cds you can try to eliminate the possibility that your RH8 cds are bad?Did you download the iso images and burn them to cdr?It sounds like its the cds.
Is this a newly built computer?
I have other bootable CD's that work fine.
but i'm now redowning the ISO's to try a hdd install from a fat32 partition.....
Just to see if i get the same errors after installing with this RH kernel (2.4.18-14).
It's a quite new system. I've got WinXP running on hda & hdb (needed for work and compatibility with customers)
I'll be back to report on how things went with HDD install !
Can you read the files on the original set of RH8 cds from XP?If all you see is an .iso,then they may be good but need to be burned to the cds correctly.Look at this for hints
Of course,you may be quite adept at cd recording and did the burning the right way to begin with.If so,re-downloading(as you say you are doing)would be the next thing to try.Also dont forget to do the checksums.
Although i'm posting in the Newbie Section.... This doesn't mean i'm new to computers (or Linux for that matter); Working in the comp/networking scene for over 15 years now....
The only problem i have is that the CD boots OK, but if the RH kernel starts mounting the ATAPI devices it freaks out.....
Could have something to do with the VIA KT333 or the VIA VT8235 on board....
Glad to hear it! Did you install from the hdd?You'll get a bad download now and then,especially with a DL that large.
Yeah,there's a lot of info on installing Nvidia drivers at this site.
Just put the ISO files in the root of a FAT or FAT32 partition on your hdd.
If you want to boot you will need a boot floppy to get the install going.
I hope it'll work !
BTW: Just a tip;
If you installed RH8 and you can't get CDROM going if the system boots and you want to install additional packages from the iso-files you'll have to open a konsole window (Alt-F2 then type 'konsole' <enter>)
if the drive where tha iso's are is mounted, type the following: