Linux - SoftwareThis 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.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am installing Red Hat Linux 7 on my PC which is currently running Windoze ME. I have a second hard drive (Western Digital) 40Gb that I want to install Linux on. Windoze is on the primary drive and I will put LILO there. When I start the installer, hit ENTER, the installer begins to load, identifies all my devices correctly, and then freezes at the message:
The cursor just sits there and blinks and nothing every happens. I have tried a lot of stuff already such as: partioning the new drive with micro$oft fdisk, creating DOS partions, etc. But nothing works.
What could be causing the system to lock up during install? Is there some special format the destination hard drive should be in? I thought Linux allows you to format the harddrive during installation. Should I have the destination drive formatted? Maybe this isn't even the problem. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
My system configuration is as follows:
Compaq Presario 7000T
Intel Pentium III 800MHz
Primary IDE 0 : Maxtor 40Gb, 7200RPM Hard drive
Primary IDE 1 : West Dig 40Gb, 7200RPM Hard drive
Secondary IDE 0: DVD
Secondary IDE 1: CD R/RW
AGP TNT 2 Graphics card
Soundblaster Live PCI Sound Card
I can provide other details if you need them to figure out the problem.
by any chance does your m/b use ATA66 or ATA 100 or worse a card that provides the interface.If so you are going to have to goto RedHats site and read up on installing on the 66 or 100 UDMA interfaces.
Thanks for the help, but I finally found the solution on my own after a couple more days of frustration. I read somewhere that the 'running sbin/loader' occurs while Linux is testing USB devices. So, I unplugged my USB keyboard and attached an old PS/2 keyboard I had and after that Linux installed just fine.
I read that the latest kernel has better support for USB, so I install that once they work the bugs out of it.
I hope this helps anyone who has a similar problem in the future.