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Old 04-20-2002, 04:29 PM   #1
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linux installation - please help


i downloaded linux 7.2 enigma SIO and burned it on a CD , and also had it boot from the cd but when i get to the main first screen it says :


welcome to redhat 7.2
and there is options i have to type and hit enter,and they are :::
-text
-nofb
-expert
-linux rescue
-linuxdd
and after those options i see :
Boot:

but no matter what i choose it goes and reboot my syster\m and i come back to the same screen .

what can i do , what should i do , please help , this is my first time doing this and i just want to get to the main gui and then i have instrcution from there but it keeps rebooting no matter what choose . thanks in advance
 
Old 04-20-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
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Did you verify the integrity of the ISOs with md5sums? You might have a corrupt download, or possibly a bad burn.
Post your systems specs, you might have some sort of hardware conflict.

Oh, by the way- welcome to linuxquestions!

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Old 04-20-2002, 06:26 PM   #3
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what is the md5sums ? and how can i find out it's not corrupted ??
i tried a nother ISO image and i burned it succesfull but still same problems.
my systme spcs is
p233 , 32 MB 3com modem , sound blaster 16 sound card

can anyone please help and tell me why it keep rebooting and can't get to the main gui of the linux installation
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:35 PM   #4
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Did you take the CD out? It seems like your still booting off of the cd!

You should be able to get the md5sums where you downloaded the iso from ( or any RedHat mirror for that matter). The md5sum lets you verify the integrity of the iso image. If you get your system up, try this:

man md5sum

Heres a hint: If you don't know what something means, try typing it into a search engine like http://www.google.com

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Old 04-20-2002, 06:40 PM   #5
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ok guys , i'm sorry but i'm new at this , so take it easy on .
where should i put

man md5sums

theer is no where to type this in
and i downloaded this from , www.redhat.com

thanks
 
Old 04-20-2002, 10:44 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by thesoccerking

where should i put

man md5sums
You should type it into a Linux terminal. If you have used M$ Windows, its similar to dos, or a dos box. If your inside KDE or Gnome, one of the icons on your tool panel should give you a terminal.
 
Old 04-21-2002, 01:52 AM   #7
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guys i know the terminal but i'm not there yet , i'm having problem installing this thing , please read my first post , anyone please , i have burned 3 copies and i know for sre they wiork ,but no luck , read my first post .thanks in advance
 
Old 04-21-2002, 06:44 AM   #8
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I had similar prob a while back.
I think it's not getting the first instance of linux off the CD, it needs this to do the install.
Rather than try to make it work I downloaded the boot image for floppy and made a boot floppy to get a skeleton linux running.

Then the install worked.
It IS messy, rawrite & all that stuff, but believe me the experience is golden later on.

Good luck - Dave
 
Old 04-21-2002, 02:58 PM   #9
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i tried that but still no help , guys i really need help anyone out there , please help
 
Old 04-21-2002, 04:28 PM   #10
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I know you said you tried all the options on the main screen, but... did you try "linux rescue"?

Doing that should kick you to a linux prompt. (Kinda like a linux boot disk.) There, you might be able to try the md5sum

If that doesn't work... as I recall, going to linux rescue still takes you through an X GUI (graphical display, instead of just text)... so it might be your video card.

If so, try "text" mode.

How far into the install does it crap out? Right after that main screen?

If it still doesn't work for you... try a different distribution. I hear the SuSe distribution is a pretty painless install... thought I"ve never tried it myself.
 
Old 04-21-2002, 04:45 PM   #11
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yes i tried the linux rescue but it will go back and reboot and i coem back to teh same screen , samething with the text option , guys it seems like i'm running out of options here , anyone before i give up ,,, thanks in advance
 
Old 04-23-2002, 01:16 PM   #12
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It almost sounds as if the ISO was not correctly burned to the disk. I had simular problems reading from a disk after copying the ISO to it instead of burning a disk from the image as I should have. If the image is just copied to the disk it will look like an audio CD with data written to it (on tracks) instead of a bootable CD ready to use..

The other possibility is to simply press enter at the "boot:" prompt. Instead of telling it the method of install, let it use the default.

But I would look into re-burning a new set of CD's. My RedHat distro was on 2 .ISO's ; enigma-i386-disc1 and enigma-i386-disc2.
 
  


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