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Old 01-30-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
lakhnirm
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urgent please help me


dear friends

i have a p.c with

1. INTEL CORE 2 DUO E4500 SERIES , 2.2GHZ,2MB L2 CACHE,800 MHZ FSB


2. INTEL CLASSIC SERIES MOTHER BOARD , DG33BUC VERSION

3. SEGATE SATA 160 GB HARD DISK ( product key : ST3160215AS)

and i have already installed the microsoft windows XP professional

version 2002 ( i.e service pack 2) by utilising 110 GB SPACE.

I HAVE KEPT 50GB AS UNALLOCATED SPACE FOR LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION.

I TRIED WITH THE REDHAT LINUX ENTERPRISE VERSION 5 .

BUT I COULD NOT SUCCEEDED.

THE INSTALLATION PROCESS HAD THE FOLLOWING STEPS.

1. I INSERTED THE BOOTABLE CD AND RESTARDED THE SYSTEM.
THEN IT GAVE

" installing ochi 1394 driver "

2. choose a language ( here i selected "english" as my option )

3. key board type ( here i opted for "US" as my option

4. installation method ( here i opted " LOCAL CDROM"

5. HERE IT IS GIVING A VIEW SAYING THAT

" NO DRIVER FOUND "

UNABLE TO FIND ANY DEVICES OF THE TYPE NEEDED FOR THIS INSTALLATION TYPE . WOULD YOU LIKE TO MANUALLY SELECT YOUR DRIVER OR USE A DRIVER DISK

HERE THREE OPTIONS ARE THERE

1. SELECT A DRIVER

2. USE A DRIVER DISK

3. BACK

WHEN I TRY TO SELECT A DRIVER FROM THE GIVEN LIST AGAIN IT IS GIVING THE SAME MESSAGE AS "NO DRIVER FOUND "


PLEASE HELP ME TO INSTALL ANY VERSION OF THE LINUX VERSION THAT IS COMPATIBLE TO MY SYSTEM.

IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS I CAN PROVIDE .

PLEASE HELP ME



WITH REGARDS

NIRMAL KUMAR

HYDERABAD AP
 
Old 01-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.....

First, some standard advice: 1) Make a title that describes the problem---and without using "urgent". 2) Get off the caps-lock key--it just makes it harder to read.

I don't know about RHEL 5, but RHEL 4 did not support SATA. In this case, its sounds like you CD might be SATA also. Since RHEL is a purchased distro, you have the option of calling RedHat and asking them.

If you don't specifically need to use RHEL, then I suggest trying any one of the top free distros--eg Fedora (similar to RHEL), Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, OpenSUSE, etc.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Hi.
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
... I don't know about RHEL 5, but RHEL 4 did not support SATA.
I installed RHEL 4 Update 4 (possibly as early as 2) on a few SunFire servers. They had dual SATA disks, and I had no trouble with the drivers with regard to booting. Update 4 came out shortly before RHEL 5, so RedHat may have added SATA support late in the game.

I think an SATA CD drive could be a stumbling block. Depending on the BIOS, you might be able alternatively to boot from a USB CD drive, if one is on hand -- easy to connect, easy to try, nothing lost except time.

But in general, try any of those pixellany listed -- Ubuntu is very easy to install, I did that this morning on a virtual machine to cross-check a problem a colleague was having ... cheers, makyo
 
  


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