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Old 08-01-2002, 03:09 PM   #1
abenchaa
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Angry installing 2 OS


Hi.
I installed Windows/XP in C:, and formatted D: in order to install Linux 6.1 (I need it).With FDISK, I set the second partition active.I booted using the BOOT.IMG dikette from an older installation.All is OK until it ask me to mount the installation CD.After that it seems there is no more activity....
Please help.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 03:56 PM   #2
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First of all, "Linux 6.1"? Not sure what that is i.e., RedHat, Mandrake, Slackware, which distro. Where did you get it (i.e., download, off-the-shelf, bought from a GPL source)?

Second, while I can't guarantee that using another distro's boot disk won't work, you should try to use the install procedures (and therefore the boot disk) of the distro that you are trying to install.

Lastly, it would be helpful to understand some of the details of your machine.

Be happy to help, just need a little more info !!
 
Old 08-01-2002, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: installing 2 OS

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Originally posted by abenchaa
Hi.
I installed Windows/XP in C:, and formatted D: in order to install Linux 6.1 (I need it).With FDISK, I set the second partition active.I booted using the BOOT.IMG dikette from an older installation.All is OK until it ask me to mount the installation CD.After that it seems there is no more activity....
Please help.
There aren't any distributions that I know of whose version 6.1 is very current, but I can tell you that if you decide to pick up a consumer friendly version of GNU/Linux software, such as Mandrake Linux 8.2 (you can buy a shrink wrapped copy in stores for under $70, and even under $30 if you get a standard version on sale, and you can get a CD only version of it from Edmunds Enterprises http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/linux/index.php,
Cheap Bytes http://cart.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/c...?9qvG85F2;;30,
Spider Tools http://spidertools.com/index.html,
Linux Central http://linuxcentral.com/catalog/inde...126&id=a8etA1,
or Tech Broker http://www.tech-broker.com/catalog/m.html.

Some of these online stores will also sell you the complete, fully supported version. I recommend several of them. I've used Linux Central, Tech Broker, and Edmunds Enterprises the most often, but others have good deals, too.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-01-2002, 08:16 PM   #4
abenchaa
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Thank you.
the distro is red hat.The problem was the boot disk which was from another distro.
Why 6.1 , because I have a SAP R/3 try cd that works only on this dist.
But now I have another problem: I formatted the second partition so that Linux can be installed on it (ext2).But in the process of installation it does not let me go beyond the partitionning step.
I have C: (15 G) with XP installed, and D: (5 G).
Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 08:56 PM   #5
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Old distros have trouble with large disks

Quote:
Originally posted by abenchaa
Thank you.
the distro is red hat.The problem was the boot disk which was from another distro.
Why 6.1 , because I have a SAP R/3 try cd that works only on this dist.
But now I have another problem: I formatted the second partition so that Linux can be installed on it (ext2).But in the process of installation it does not let me go beyond the partitionning step.
I have C: (15 G) with XP installed, and D: (5 G).
Thanks.
The Red Hat distribution has changed quite a bit in the past couple of years. Since the version you have came out, we're now at version 7.3, and the default boot loader for Red Hat is GRUB instead of LILO, though both are available. The reason for this is that disks are getting larger all the time. The old LILO boot loader could only support disks whose partitions started within the first 1023 cylinders. There is a newer version of LILO, I believe, that also deals with eliminating this restriction. My guess is that the cylinder boundary is what's throwing you on this installation.

Perhaps a roundabout solution is to pick up a really inexpensive disk and install Red Hat 6.1 on that other disk. Another solution might be to try to get the latest version of LILO off the Internet, load it on some system, then dump it to floppy disk to set up your Master Boot Record (MBR). Another possible choice is to try any number of other boot loaders that can handle today's larger disks.

Last, perhaps there is a more current release of SAP R/3 that supports a more current release of Red Hat. To me, that'd be the first thing to check.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 10:23 PM   #6
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thank you.
Unfortunately, it was the only trial version.there is no more now.I checked it on SAP's page.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 11:21 PM   #7
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The first time I tried to install Red Hat with windows was an utter disaster. However, I have foind that Powerquest's Patrition Magic and Boot Magic are marvelous tools for managing multiple boots for beginners (in dual booting). What I would suggest is to fdisk the d partition and delete the partition entirely. Make the c: active, then boot from the redhat 6.1 cd. (The newest ISO that you can download from ftp.redhat.com is 6.2). Make sure that you only use the linux fdisk or cfdisk utility to make your partitions as 3rd party partitioning software is flaky especially with older distros. Then during installation make sure you create a boot disk and here you make the decision to either install lilo, grub or something like boot magic. What I did though is neither. I installed lilo to the first sector of the boot partition, and left winXP on the MBA, and used the floppy disk to boot to linux when I wanted to. Then all I had to do was remove the floppy and reboot to bring up winXP. Hope this helps.
Brgds,
et2mkc
 
  


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