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Old 04-07-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
Hakman
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Error when installing RedHat 9 and Fedora


I've been trying to get RedHat installed for the past few days. I downloaded the images for Fedora, checked the MD5 sums and they all matched up. Started the install, and got to where it started copying files. Within a minute, I get the following error every time:

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There was an error installing glibc-common-2.3.2-101. 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 your system. [OK]
Tried burning on two different brands of CD-R, and a Plextor CD-RW. Tried burning at 8x, 20x, 32x, and 40x, didn't make a difference. Downloaded a new set of images, MD5s all matched again, got the same error again.

Figured I'd at least get the box up and running and downloaded RedHat 9. Checked the MD5 sums and once again, they all matched up. RH 9 started copying files, and very quickly after it started, I had an all too familiar window pop up:

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There was an error installing glibc-common-2.3.2-11.9. 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 your system. [OK]
Here's the specs on the machine I'm trying to install on:

P3 1.0GHz
384 meg ram
Voodoo Banshee video card (AGP)
Tyan S1854 Trinity 400 motherboard (Via chipset)
Maxtor 40 gig hard drive (formatted just prior to attempted install)

I partitioned the drive as follows:

/boot: 250 meg
/home: 19.5 gig
/usr: 8 gig
/: 4 gig
/var: 4 gig
/tmp: 1 gig
/swap: 1 gig

I'm really jammed up here, and I'd like to get this thing up and running ASAP.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
Lleb_KCir
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the only thing i could offer would be try burning at 2x or 4x speeds. i know my laptop CDRW with low end media i have to burn at 2x in order for an ISO to work properly, on my higher end desktop i still cant get a successful burn faster then 8x with the lower end media that i use.

i just use the junk media from compUSA or SAM's club or Costco. at 10cents a CD who cares if i have to toss a few in the trash can, and on occation i will find them as low as 5cents a CD.

with the better media types (yes you will pay much more for them) and a higher end computer with a higher end CDRW you can burn successful ISOs as fast as the CD will take it.

other then that last sujestion i could offer would be go buy the fedora core 1 or 2 books as they come with the CDs formated and created by RH and if they dont work, then it is 100% on your computer bad hardware.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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I had the same problem, so when it asked if I wanted to check the install disks I said yes and after it checked all three disks it worked. Don't ask me why.
Good Luck
 
  


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