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Old 08-18-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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Mediacheck fail and "The Red Hat Linux CD was not found"


Hello all,

I'm really new at this so please dont be mean. I bought a Red Hat manual that included a pair of CD's version 8.0 from good authors (and printing house) cheap cheap. Got a functionnal computer with windows 98 to many so I decide to try it out. The install goes find (text or graphical) until it annouces that the "install has abnormally terminated", closes a few programs and tells me to reboot computer. So I do! Same thing over and over. Windows is still installed on the hard drive! Still works and all. Probably means that I didn't get to the partition modifs yet!!

Try to install using mediacheck param, it fails!

Even tried to create a boot diskette from the CD, that's where I get the "CD was not found" error at the "Installation method" window.

I even tried 3 different CD-ROMs and that didn't help.

I've read something about a "sum checker" called md5sm I think, found the file on many FTP sites but it's just a text file. How are you supposed to run a text file in DOS to check if CD or image file is corrupted? Some FTP sites just let you read it, can't download.

You see, I'm sort of lost here. Not really setup to create an FTP server or other servers of any type but I think I might not have a choice.

Thanks ahead.

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Old 08-18-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
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Umm.... i was thinking [im no pro at this field so dont get mad at me] but it might be in your CD reader.... have you tried copying the linux files to hadrdrive, making a boot floppy with the Harddrive image instad of CD image.. then trying from there?? it sounds kinda weird... have you tried using something besides RH? maybe mandrake?? ... well good luck man i wish i could help you more....
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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I changed computers instead of arguing with Linux. I had another empty box : moved the HD from the other one. I even used one of the CD-ROMs that was used previously and the mediacheck goes through. I will have to check the motherboard's BIOS version and IDE version to for compatibility issues. And I thought that the CDs that came with my book were at fault!!

Thanks for the info anyway oni0n56. I appreciate the help.

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Old 08-18-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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By the way, yes I did try to create a bootdisk from a downloaded image : it would start the boot fine but the mediacheck (even with the brand new Linux CDs I had just burned) would always fail. It's really a hardware issue : motherboard, BIOS version (too old or some odd thing), IDE driver in BIOS... I don't know. I will work at getting one working then I'll try to figure it out.

Thx again.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:40 PM   #5
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heh thats weird.... yeah by the way older is a bit better in linux terms [ i think..] because of the compatability and stuff.. yeah your welcome!! glad to hear it worked.. kinda. lol
 
  


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