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Old 07-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Red hat ENTERPRISE Linux LOAD


I am a newbie for LINUX. I had Linux 8 earlier on my PC. I wanted to have latest red hat. SO I bought red hat enterprise version 5. I loaded my PC with windows XP and it loads and works. But when I tried loading Linux using installation CD it did not install. I ran rescue disk it .It comes to shell prompt Now I have an external disk of 256 GB. I want to load Linux on that disk. I want someone to help me in this what exact steps I should take or what is the best scenario I should opt for

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Old 07-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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What type of interface is this external drive?

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Old 07-27-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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The external interface is hard drive of 320 GB formatted as NTFS.
When I fdisk -l I can see it /dev/sda1

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Old 07-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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When you say it didn't install, what exactly do you mean?
Did it get part way then error?
Did it not boot off the CD? Is you BIOS set to do that?
Did you do the integrity (checksum) check of the media? It should prompt for that at the start.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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It did not install means it did not recognize the cd even.But it recognized the rescue disk but while booting it said no linux partition.The BIOS loads up with XP only .

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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The question I was asking is the the drive a USB or other type of interface.
Also Redhat needs to format the partition it is going to use as ext2 or ext3 filesystem, not ntfs. Default Redhat install does not read ntfs partitions. That will require installing ntfs-3g to gain access to ntfs filesystems. Best result is delete the partition on the drive. Then create a 100mb partition for /boot but I would perfer to see that on the main harddrive. Then the rest can be one partition if you wish but i would only do say half of it for now and leave the rest unpartitioned. You might wish to modify partitions and gives you an option to so later.

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