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Old 02-03-2003, 04:45 AM   #1
syrtsardo
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nothing happens during redhat8 install


Hello, I'm quite new to linux and I have a problem installing redhat 8.0. I've booted from a disk and I've tried both graphical and text based installation and every time it goes to

Partition Check:
hda:

then freezes, I haven't got any partitions on the hdd, itís a 10gig segate. It was formatted as NTFS then i tried formatting it at FAT32 and got the same problem. Does anyone know how I can fix this? thanks

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Old 02-03-2003, 07:31 AM   #2
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Maxtor gives out software (which you can download) to help set up a hard drive (works only with maxtor drives though). I don't know what kind of hdd you have, but you might see if such software is available for yours and maybe it sets it up so that linux can handle it.

Anne
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:48 AM   #3
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Did you do the CD check before you started installing....perhaps something is wrong with your media. I pre-partitioned my disk using Partition Magic before I set up RH8...but then I am dual booting with winXP, so that was the best option for me.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 09:18 AM   #4
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I have a seagate st310212a hdd that is now formatted to FAT32, it has a capacity of 10.25gig. I tried the mediacheck by typing 'linux mediacheck' at the prompt after it booted from the cd-rom and floppy. It doesnít prompt me to insert a cd-rom like it said in the redhat docs. http://www.redhat.com/download/howto_download.html
It looked like it did the same thing as it would have done if i just pressed enter and stoped at 'hda:' like before.

also the hdd dosent have anything on it, i just want it for linux atm.

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Old 02-03-2003, 08:49 PM   #5
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I tried installing on my xp computer using VMware virtual machine and check the cd there but it said the cd check failed. So i burnt another cd with a different brand and checked that and got the same message. What's going on here?
 
Old 02-04-2003, 10:01 AM   #6
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I'd guess that the ISO image file is corrupt.....a pain I know, but I reckon you should download it again
 
  


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