Hello fine people,
I finally converted my old P133 rig to Linux, I've got Red Hat 7.2 burned to two CDs and the first install went very well (except not enough memory to run the graphical install, no biggie).
Thing is, in my newbie-haze I installed X, GNOME, KDE etc. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it barely ran the GUI and X was just taking up WAY too much room and boot time.
At any rate, since I'm using this thing as a gateway/web server I could care less about the GUI and after a few days of trying to remove it I decided to simply reinstall the OS. Well, I basically booted to the RH CD, and after a few tries (it crashed while loading, something about anaconda and spit out the CD) I did '
' and proceeded to delete all linux partitions and repartition. Okay, everything was fine and then WHAMMO right in the middle of copying files (actually while copying something described as 'files for basic system functions', or something to that effect), it crashed out again, dumped the registers to the screen, locked up and I swear I saw something about code 11 or somewhere in there. I used LILO instead of GRUB too, if that makes a difference.
I apologize for not having the gritty details, this was last night and I'm not around my system now.
I'm going to try this again tonight, should I format the drive first? What should I use? Any ideas?!?! Please help I'm linux moron!!