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Old 05-30-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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problems with redhat 9 installation


Hello All,
I have tried to install this on 2 separate machines and the disk druid keeps telling me that the mbr is unreadble and asks if I wish to overwrite it and destroy all data. Since on one machine I have 2 hd with Win Me (I know , I know) and the other is a relatively new single disk machine running XP. I am not sure where to go with this. On the WinMe machine I have used part mag 6 to create linux partions, 1 swap, one regular, after attempting install both these partions where gone? Any ideas guesses, magic words etc??
 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:50 AM   #2
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boot in rescue mode with the cdrom and
fdisk -l
to see if it is just a disk druid problem and not a linux prob.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:16 AM   #3
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That fixed it, it was a bios hd recog problem. Now that thats settled I have another issue. The install works fine unitl it reaches the install image to disk tranfer then tells me I have not enough disk space. I have a 20 GB harddisk? Any guessess.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 09:34 AM   #4
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what worked?

anyway, you can use
fdisk to create a linux partition,
then format it mke2fs /dev/hdXX
probably /dev/hda2 3 or 4.
be very carefull. you could easily format your windows
partition if you type the wrong thing.
i guess, then remember what partition you formatted,
and tell the installer to install linux there.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 11:54 AM   #5
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The answer to your question. After running fdisk I could see the 2nd disk. I had not set it up correctly.

After checking I have 3 linux partions on the disk hdb, I have a boot partion, swap and a large linux partition but why does the installer tell me that when coping the install.img file to the disk that I have not enough hard drive space? Is there a way to override this ? The boot partition is 100 m, the swap is 500+ m and the large linux partition is 18+ G. Any idea why I'm getting the not enough disk space error?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:09 PM   #6
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i'm guessing that the installer is trying to put everything
on the boot partition.
are you getting the option to put what you want where?
that might be in the expert install?
but you could put everything on the big partition, then
move the boot stuff to the other partition and set it up
yourself.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:20 PM   #7
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I figured that it was trying something like that. Unfortunately my knowledge of Linux is tiny. I have many years of of exp with Win but this is my first foray into Linux. A little frustrating but I'm getting there. I'm using the RH 9.0 disks and installing from my CD-ROM. I haven't seen any options for directing the install process. The documentation on the RH site is weak at best. Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:05 PM   #8
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i haven't had a recent version of redhat, but the
way they used to do it was to select expert install at
the beginning, and they wouldn't try to hide options that
would confuse the beginners. just go with one partition
for now. you can always change it later.
 
  


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