I'll come right out and say that I am a newbie with Linux. Some exposure to Unix through IRIX but mostly required to work on and with WinDoze. Decided I needed to get exposed to Linux as it is fast working its way into the business world.
Problem is that right off the bat I can't get my copy of RH 9.0 to install!
I downloaded the Shrike iso images, burned them and did an image check on each disk on install which all passed. Go through the install process for workstation (thought I would start here then set up server later). Everything goes great until I get one of the following errors:
There was an error installing XXXXXX. This can indicate media failure, lack of disk space, and/or hardware problems. This is a fatal error and your install will be aborted. Please verify your media and try your install again. Press the OK button to reboot.
Replace the XXXXXX with any number of packages. It changes with every install I rerun. I have even swapped hard drives in case somehow the drive was bad even though I had used it for Win98 for a couple of years. The machine is a standard Dell XPS R350 that has been running WinDoze 98 and 2000 just fine and made it through several new installs (this is a test system).
It seems to me that there must be some type of incompatibility between this system and Linux. But to figure out what it is is driving me insane!
Any help would be appreciated as I really want to be able experience Linux firsthand. But if I can't install it I'll have to stay with the only software that installs on Dell