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Old 05-30-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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I downloaded the iso image of redhat linux 9 and burn the cd from this image. When I install it During 2nd CD I get following message.
The package XFree86-tools-4.3.0-2 cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file or perhaps a corrupt package. If you are installing from CD media this is usually mean the CD media is corrupt or CD drive is unable to read the media.

Is there any specfic way to burn linux 9 iso image. Becuase I used same procedure to burn cd as I did for linux 8, which work fine.

Alos how to install linux9 from iso image

thnx
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Old 05-30-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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I had a very similar problem with redhat 8, someone told me to turn off acpi in the bios, you can turn it back on after install.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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Did you download all 3 isos? Did you check that they were good downlods?

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image

You can also install without burning the CDs if the iso files are on a fat32 partition by making the install boot floppy using the dos utilities on the first cd.

Installing from a Hard Drive

# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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re: linux installation ...

I've been having the same problem.

I've validated the check-sum. I've also ensured that the images were downloaded from the same site.

I fail on disc 2, but it complains about xpdf. In any case, if you use the disc validation routine at the beginning of the installation, it will identify disc 2 as invalid, despite the fact that the check sum is correct.

I've tried to install from my hard-drive, where the iso images are retrieved directly from my hard drive ... same problem.

I borrowed a friends purchased version of red-hat linux v9 (pink tie) ... same problem.

I'm at a total loss to explain this ... particularly since the vast majority of users have not experienced this. I initially thought that it was related to my CD drive, but when installation from my hard-drive also failed ...

I've also downloaded the images from several different sites ... still no luck!

I'm running Windows XP home edition on a DELL Dimension 8200, 1.9GHz.

Have you had any luck in resolving your problem?

Any assistance would be must appreciated!

Signed, an extremely frustrated user.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 07:48 AM   #5
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The installation tips here:

http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/install.html

are Mandrake 9.1-specific, but the tips on the BIOS settings may be worth a try. Things such as PnP OS, shadow video BIOS, etc could be causing your problem. As suggested before, you could also try having ACPI turned off in the BIOS.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:45 PM   #6
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Thanks very much of the information. However, I just realized that I neglected to mention the fact that this is happening wihin a vmware session on my machine.

If I were to attempt to install linux on my machine, as is, I don't see the problem I reported. I only see the problem when I attempt to install linux rh-v9 on a vmware session running on my machine.

I don't know how to make the recommended changes on the virtual machine running as vmware. Obviously, it's not a problem with my bios settings persay.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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VMWARE + REDHAT9 = MISSING OR CORRUPT PACKAGES!!!

Hello all,

I am having the same problem. I am installing Redhat 9 in the latest version of VMWare Workstation 4 build 4460!

I am getting package errors for Xsane and XPDF. If ANYONE has a remedy to this problem or might know whats wrong, PLEASE contact me.

NOTE: Please dont recommend new CD distributions (ive tried them all!) and these CDs have worked on other machines without VMWare

Eric Hines
 
Old 07-21-2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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If the difference between the installation working and not working is VMWare, I would suspect VMWare.

Have you tried the VMWare on a machine that the install worked without VMWare to eliminate a problem with that?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 08:15 PM   #9
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I've since overcome the problem.

I have the ISO images both on a CD and on my hard drive. Run the installation from the CD. When you run into the problem you described goto Edit > Virtual Machine Settings...

Select CD-ROM and under the "Connection" panel, select the "Use ISO image:" radio button.

Point at the ISO image on your hard drive corresponding to the one in your CD drive. Click OK, saving the setting.

You installation will now proceed normally. In fact it will be faster since you're not reading from your hard drive.

Also, you'll probably run into a known problem with VMWare 4.0 and Linux 9.0.

It's related to the eth0 interface. Once linux is installed, you'll see the following message during startup:

"Determining IP information for eth0...

eth0 failed; no link present. Check cable?"

You'll need to modify the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup script.

Comment out the following code block ... and things will work fine.

if check_link_down ${DEVICE}; then
echo $" failed; no link present. Check cable?"
ip link set ${DEVICE} down >/dev/null 2>&1
exit 1
fi

Hope this helps, cheers.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:03 AM   #10
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Bainwohl, you are the next best thing to sliced bread! Thank you so much. Who, what, where, when, why was this problem created from? Why vmware? Did you get any answer from VMware or Redhat as to what the problem is caused by? I fear for those out there who haven't found this forum/thread on the subject.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:36 AM   #11
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Lightbulb Alternative Approach (RH 9 and VMWare)

I Just started to use Linux and faced same problem
After struggling for a day This solution worked for me.


1> While Installling RedHat 9.0, Do Custom Installation,
2> Skip Installing xpdf and everything will work fine.

xpdf is the Only Package that causes problem while installing on a virtual machine for some reasons. You may try downloading xpdf and installing separately once OS is Up and running.

Cheers.
 
  


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