LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-23-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
river
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2002
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry installing RH7.2 or 7.3 fails; RH7.1 & W2k work great


I have a 1.2 Ghz Athlon box that I have had RedHat 7.1, Windows 2000 pro and NT4 workstation install and be quite stable on a given box.

However, I can not install RedHat 7.2 nor 7.3 on the same box. I have tried using different installing options, installer CDs, boot floppies, upgrading from RH 71, and different harddrives and I always end up with the same problem.

EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector

After getting this error, I can turn around and install RH 7.1 or W2k pro without issue.


Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-24-2002, 12:35 PM   #2
sewer_monkey
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat/CentOS
Posts: 624

Rep: Reputation: 31
When you first installed RH 7.1, did you install it before or after Windoze? If before, Windoze could be the problem... Unfortunately I am not quite sure what to do... Just a suggestion that may (or may not) give you an idea.
 
Old 05-24-2002, 01:49 PM   #3
river
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2002
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have installed M$ on this computer and hard drive before. However I have since fdisk /mbr and deleted all of the partitions using a WinMe and a 98se boot disk.
 
Old 05-24-2002, 04:00 PM   #4
sewer_monkey
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat/CentOS
Posts: 624

Rep: Reputation: 31
fdisk /mbr just cleans the Master Boot Record of any bootloaders (LILO or GRUB) that may have been installed there.

I was actually aiming at the fact that Windoze (2000 and XP) sometimes overwrites the MBR, hence messing up LILO/GRUB and not letting you load Linux.
 
Old 05-24-2002, 04:45 PM   #5
river
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2002
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile The RH 7.3 installer finally works, -> d:\dosutils\autoboot.bat

I finally got the installer for RH 7.3 start. I used a 98se boot disk (w/CD drivers), then ran the script D:\dosutils\autoboot.bat and the installer launched and I installed RH 7.3 without issue.

Thanks for responding to my post sewer_monkey.

Last edited by river; 05-24-2002 at 04:54 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba on RH7.3 talking to W2K DC AutoBahn Linux - Networking 0 02-24-2004 05:44 PM
upgrade RH7.3 to RH9 fails guenter.k Linux - Newbie 0 01-22-2004 10:56 AM
WinXP & RH7.1 > WinXp &RH7.2 Dual Boot Jondalar Linux - Software 14 01-25-2002 12:47 PM
W2K to RH7.1 socket problem Fruitbat Linux - Networking 2 09-05-2001 11:41 AM
tricky dual boot question--w2k/rh7.1 glock19 Linux - General 3 08-09-2001 11:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration