Hey all, I'm a newb here...
I wanted to get into Linux, so I bought SAMS Teach Yourself "Red Hat Linux 8" book, which comes with RedHat Linux 8.0 (in 2 CDs).
The book has clear instructions on how to install and I was pretty confident.
I run on a 333Mhz, Pentium II system with 64MB memory with Windows on drive C and drive D free. So it's partitioned with 1 HDD.
I start the the graphical installer and I do everything fine (I guess). I do the partitions with the /boot, swap and root (with 100MB for boot, 128MB for swap and remaining for root). It's fine till it reaches "About to Install" screen, confirming I want to go ahead.
I click Next
to go ahead, and it says "Formatting / File System..." which is fine and after that bar completes, something about boot. As soon as that bar is done, the system automatically restats and sends me back to the initial main screen (one with the options for text, graphical, recovery etc...).
I didn't know what to do so I pressed enter to start the installation and for a second or so it displayed the "Copying files to drive" (or something) and again replaced the screen with the first installation screen - "Welcome".
This time, no hard disk is detected. Only if I do a cold boot will the system go back to it's pre-install stage.
Can somebody please tell me what's happening here (or what am I doing wrong)? I'd appreciate any help at all...
I've done this twice, same thing. Oh and I did defragmented Drive D (partition) before install.