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Old 11-12-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy installing 32-bit Redhat on 64-bit AMD


Hi,

I tried to install the 32-bit RHEL 5 on 64-bit AMD. I wanted to know whether I could install it or not. I successfully installed RHEL on AMD. When I rebooted the system, it got hung when it was about to the authentication screen.

Can we install the 32-bit RHEL 5 on 64-bit AMD?


Thanks,
Raghav
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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Yes you can. Perhaps something went a bit wrong during installation. Try rebooting, but you may need to reinstall.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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Hi billymayday,

I tried thrice to install the same. But couldn't succeed. Every time I got the same kind of output i.e. a blank screen.

Thanks,
Raghav
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:26 PM   #4
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Did you do a media check?

What's your graphics card?
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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Also, when you say authentication, did you set up NIS or something?

Have you tried booting into runlevel 3? If you don't know how:

At the grub menu, hit escape.
Select the kernel you are trying to boot into (I guess there's only one in a new install)
Hit "e" (for edit)
Move to the line that starts with "kernel " using your arrow keys.
Hit "e" again.
Make sure you are at the end of the line - the last word is probably "quiet"
Type a space and then the digit 3
Hit enter
Hit "b" (for boot)

You should end up at the machine prompt and be able to log in as either root or the first user you set up - if you got that far.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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Try installing in text mode by adding the keyword 'text' to the boot command when you start off the cd (ie. 'linux text'). After you manage to get it installed you should edit the kernel line in grub (the boot loader) to have '3' at the end so that it will boot into runlevel 3 which doesn't start the graphics server. This way you can log into your system to figure out what is going on and if it is related to Xorg (the graphics server).
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:45 PM   #7
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Ha - I'm on the right end of the post timing mismatch for a very rare change.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 12:12 AM   #8
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I have
- Asus M2N-MX motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual Core Processor
- 160 GB SATA hard disk
- 4 GB RAM
- 128 MB inbuilt graphics card
 
Old 11-13-2008, 12:39 AM   #9
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thanks billymayday and anonobomber

Last edited by ragsnayak; 11-13-2008 at 12:46 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 01:43 AM   #10
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What happened?
 
Old 11-13-2008, 03:55 AM   #11
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Sorry for the delayed reply.... Hurray... I got the prompt... thanks to you guyz
But, still I'm not getting GUI mode even though the run level in inittab file is 5.

Last edited by ragsnayak; 11-13-2008 at 04:08 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 04:08 AM   #12
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Are you wanting to boot to this prompt permanently?

If so, edit /etc/inittab, and modify the line

id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 11-13-2008, 04:15 AM   #13
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How can I get GUI mode even though, I have 5 for the runlevel in inittab?

Last edited by ragsnayak; 11-13-2008 at 04:42 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 04:37 AM   #14
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Try "startx". I have a horrible feeling it will fail.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 11:31 PM   #15
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Thanks. I got the GUI, but keyboard and mouse are not responding(got hung)
 
  


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