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Old 11-21-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
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problem on installing redhat9


Hi! I am new to linux.
Could somebody please help me on how install it
properly. I want to have a dual boot and I already have winxp installed. I have already complete installing it,
the problem is when I reboot the system after installation it hangs up
and give such codes.
"kernel panic: aiee, killing interrupt handler. In
interrupt handler -
not syncing" I'm stuck there and I even have'nt seen its loggin screen.
Please help. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-22-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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I have Windows XP installed with Redhat 9.0 as well, so I know that it works. But, I am not sure how you installed Redhat. Did you select automatic partitioning? Or did you do it your self. Since you are new to linux, I would recommend just installing one of the default installs. I would recommend reinstalling Redhat and having the installer automatically partition your drive. Trust me, this is much simpler than posting a ton of questions.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
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thanks for replying.
i reinstalled it a couple of times and im trying to partion it automatically but it gives error and recommend me doing it manually. so all of my installation was done manually.
ive read some books regarding installing red hat9 and follow the manual partion since i cant make the automatic partioning works; i created "/" and "swap file" only and the installation continues.
by the way, i have 2 hard drives on my computer and i partioned one of it so i can have enough freespace for my linux. the rest are all fat 32 partioned. do you think it affects my installion or manual partioning for the redhat?
pls help.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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How did you manually partition? So, you have a partition with Windows on it, and you say that you already allocated some free space for Linux. What tool did you use to allocation the free space? For example, I used Partition Magic on Windows to resize the Windows XP partition and give me enough space for my Linux install. You don't have to use Partition Magic, but it does come in handy if you are a newbie. Here is how I have my computer partitioned:

Drive 1:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/windows/C NTFS 4GB
/dev/sda5 /boot ext2 15MB
/dev/sda6 / reiserfs 5GB
/dev/sda7 /home reiserfs 5GB

Drive 2:

/dev/sdb2 /swap swap 64MB

I have two drives as well and Installed XP and Linux on the same drive, while using the second for storing data. I hope this hints are helping you.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:20 AM   #5
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i partioned using the dos fdisk. i use the 1st drive for winxp and linux just like yours only i gave 14gig for xp and 6gig for linux. the 2nd disk's for backups/ data storing.
i really cant find the problem here. why cant i use the automatic partion when installing linux? do yo think the free space i alot for linux is too small? i just use all the default in installing it. i think somethings wrong the way i partioned it with the disk druid. can you give me a step by step guide in partioning manually using the disk druid? what i nid to do, create first, etc.? do you think i have to format again everything?(i hope not)
when i partion using the disk druid i can only make 2 partion, definitely the "/" to make the installation continue and ill just have to choose between "swap" or "boot". honestly i really dont understand all of this i just followed what i read from the book.
thanks alot! youre a big help.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:30 AM   #6
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I had the same problem as you when I first installed Redhat, after using Partition Magic to free some space on my XP drive and I had to partition manually. If you partition manually when installing Redhat and you get to druid, try this: delete all existing LINUX partitions. You do this by selecting the partition then just clicking delete. Start by deleting the LAST LINUX partition, then the next to last, and so on..... until you removed all LINUX partitions. Once you have all of the LINUX partitions deleted, then select (just click the partition with the mouse) the partition you want to create the new partitions on and: create 100MB /boot partition, 512MB /swap partition, ???MB / partition. The swap partition size assumed you have 256MB of RAM. If you have more, then it might be a good idea to make it larger.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 08:24 AM   #7
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Try leaving space on HD for Linux unallocated (no partitions). RH9 would not install for me until I let it do EVERYTHING, including making partitions from unallocated HD space.
 
  


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