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I got Linux Redhat 8 the other day so being the newbie that I am, I decided to go of and install it. All went good until the installing of the packages, near the end of the installation process. Form there, the computer just hangs up. The hard drive light stays on, and that's it.
I'm running a P166, 64mb ram with a dirty monitor. tried:
linux mem=64M or whatever
linux restor and said for me to to chroot /mnt/sysimage but some error appeared saying a file was missing..
Well your not exactly running a top of the line machine there but thats okay. Are you sure it gets stuck and totally craps out on you? With a machine with that speed its going to take a while to install and whatnot.
Also what did you install exactly in terms of packages? If I were you I would install the bare-minimum of packages first and then try to add more packages later. Don't install X or anything that is CPU intensive.
in the beginning i did in fact install x and other components but after it crashed the first time, i installed the bare min and it still crashed.
And yes it totally craps out on me and it crashes in differernt sections of the installations. Like once it crashed when installing the kernal(left it for 15min), other time when just formatting the partition.
so yeah and i also tried mandrake and that just a more sadder story.
well, apart for windows (dare i say windows on this forum), i decided to start fresh. Could it be something to do with the partitioning?? Cause i've only done standard/auto partitioning. Should i go and install dos/win and try it that way??????
If this is going to be a totally dedicated Linux machine then you should completly format the hard drive and just leave it as one big partition. The linux installer will take care of all the partitions you need. Try and fdisk the drive and completly format it. Maybe there are some bad sectors on the drive.