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Old 01-08-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Unable to boot RHEL 4 from installer CD and DVD.


Hi,

Once I boot the installer CD or DVD, the monitor displayed a interchanging colourful background with blinking colourful symbols and then it went black/blank afterwards. I'm totally lost as there are no error messages to search solutions for and I don't have much experience in linux installations.

This is the specifications of the workstation that I used:

Processor: Intel Core2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
Memory: 1Gb
Video: Intel Broadwater-G Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
HDD: 160Gb SATA

The workstation has an existing Window image and the HDD is partitioned to 20GB and 140GB as NTFS.

I've also tried on a notebook which encountered the same output.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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Error display as described

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...rror/error.jpg

Last edited by tsuki523; 01-08-2008 at 07:36 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 05:00 AM   #3
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The same problem that i had faces there was RAM was not supported. Can you check your RAM? Please replace another one and check again.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.

I tried to replace the memory with 128MB RAM and realized it doesn't fit into the memory slots.

Anyway the current RAM that I'm using is SAMSUNG 1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12-E3. Where can I search for linux hardware compatible list?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 02:25 AM   #5
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Can you check with DDR2 RAM? please check with proper DDR2.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:58 PM   #6
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I'll try to get one to test.
 
  


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