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Old 08-20-2003, 04:38 AM   #1
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Question Redhat 9 FTP install


I want to use the FTP install feature of Redhat to install from a Windows FTP server to a computer using the CDs as my original source media copied to the hard drive. I have read that I should copy each CD but every time I copy each full CD i get an error where it advises that the folder/file already exists and if it should overwrite the existing file. Can someone please explain how to go about this so I get a flat installation location with all the required files on my Windows FTP server?

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Old 08-20-2003, 09:07 AM   #2
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You can probably ignore the warning and let it overwrite things, because the things that are the same on each CD are supposed to be like that. Each CD has the same README files and directory structure under the "RedHat" directory, so if it is just complaining about overwriting those, you're fine. That is, pathnames like "RedHat/RPMS" are OK to let it overwrite. It's going to get different files off each CD to put into that directory.

But if it complains about overwriting .rpm files, then something is wrong. I don't think it will do that, but I haven't done this myself so I'm not positive. Just check the pathnames it complains about as you go, and it should be fine.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:35 AM   #3
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Now how dumb do I feel!

Anyways got past that issue. But Im having more.

Unit boots to "starting firstboot" and then does nothing. If I do a startup and dont allow it to start firstboot it lets me get to the CLI and I can logon as root. I edited the XF86config to reflect my monitor refresh rates and to change default colour to 16 instead of 24 because the graphics card I have wont support any higher but the desktop will still not load.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 08-25-2003, 10:13 AM   #4
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You should check the XFree86 log file (probably /var/log/XFree86.0.log) for errors. Error messages start with "(EE)". If you can't make sense of any of them (I usually can't, they're often cryptic), post the messages and about 20 lines before them for context in a new thread. Put some keywords from the error message in the subject line so people who know the answer will read it.
 
  


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