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Old 04-07-2004, 05:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Redhat 9 installation failure on Compaq Evo N1o15 laptop


I have downoladed Redhat 9 and burnt it to cd, when I try to install it onto my Compaq Evo N1015n laptop, it boots the Redhat 9 graphical interface. Im then able to select the language and keyboard type, but when I try to select the local cdrom option to install the cd, the graphical interface reports back that it is unable to find the redhat cd in any of my cdrom drives, even though it has just booted the initial graphical user interface from the cdrom. I have tested the Redhat CD in another PC - it works fine, can anyone help me please?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 06:04 AM   #2
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I ran into this problem on a Compaq (now with a HP label, but still a Compaq design) server. I spent a good deal of time looking for a work-around on my problem, and the only one that I managed to come up with was to borrow an external USB cdrom and perform the installation. I know that this is not graceful, but it did resolve my problem.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 09:08 AM   #3
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Unhappy tried external cd rom

I've tried an external CD drive, this got as far as check the cd, and then froze. Tried Suse Linux 8.1, unable to mount CD drive partly into the install is reported. Flashed the bios, still no progress. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 06:34 AM   #4
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Managed to get past the previous problem by disabling usb legacy support in the bios and using an external cd drive, but now have come across another problem. The installation goes ok until the disk partitioning setup. A warning message is displayed reporting "The partition table on device hda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the loss of all data on this drive. etc. Would you like to initialize this drive, erasing ALL DATA?" I select YES. Then an error is displayed reporting "Input/output error during read on /dev/hda", if I select Ignore, the message "No drives Found. An error has occurred- no valid devices were found on which to create new file systems. Please check your hardware for the cause of the problem" which the makes the laptop reboot. Can you help please?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 08:47 AM   #5
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I've managed to install Redhat 9 onto my Evo N1005v now. Found this very helpful http://www.tommoore.uklinux.net/n1015v.html . Managed to update graphics card and get sound card working. Just having problems with MP3 playback, but thats a different thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=172032).
 
  


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