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Hoping some one can help. I'm new to linux. I'm trying to install Red Hat 7.2 fro a CD-Rom.
I successfully install 7.1, but then began to have problems (froze up). It ran fine for a while til I tried to do more with the OS, like switch between desk tops, this is where it crashed and wouldn't come back.
I tried to reinstall 7.1 and I kept getting Kernal Panic errors INIT!.
I switched to 7.2, and it gets all the way to formating the drive and half way through it would say it is a serious problem, serious enough to cancel the install. It happened during the making of hda2 and the swap, on seperate tries. I hit OK and it goes through it's KILL process.
It's not clear to me what's going on.
The battary was so I changed the CMOS battery and updated the (flash) BIOS, and the above is the best I can get.
Is there something going on in the BIOS, some setting that was defaulted, or not defaulted??
I went and bought a new hard drive, but that wasn't it. It gave the same errors.
I read that there is UDMA problems. Should that be shut off in the BIOS?
I have M598LMR motherboard
350 mhz AMD
90meg of DIMM PC100 memory
Maxtor 20 gig 7200rpm hard drive
video is built in to the motherboard AGP SIS 630 8meg
serial 2 butoon mouse
I took out the nic, modem, ect. It's bare minimum.
I ran the graphic install if that is what you mean. What other way is there? Disk Druid? Or is that just for partitioning and formatting?
Funny thing is, I have RH 7.1, 7.2, and Mandrake 8.0 and none work now. NT Workstation 4.0 installed, but wouldn't change to NTFS for some reason. Win 2000 server starts to install the files to disk before install, then crashes.
I can't understand why the first attempt went of without a hitch, and now it takes a dump everytime.
I hope I can get this going again, I was really getting into it!
Think there is anything I can change in my system hardware that might help?
Mke2fs 1.23, 15-AUG-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
File System label=
OS type= Linux
Block Size: 4096 (Log=2)
Fragment size= 4096 (Log=2)
2490368 inodes, 4974125 blocks
248706 blocks (5.00%) reserved for Super User
First Data Block= 0
152 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 23768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Super block backups stored on blocks:
Bad memory could be a possiblity.. I've seen linux dump like that many time with bad RAM. If this is a new system I would definitely consider it, or if you've physically been in your system upgrading it lately.