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Old 01-28-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
BarryT
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RH7.3 Install Problems


Hi All,

I am wondering if anybody can help me.

I am trying to install RedHat 7.3 onto a machine but I keep getting the following error.

The kernel was unable to re-read the partition table on /tmp/hda (Device or resource busy). This means Linux knows nothing about any modifications you made. You should reboot your computer before doing anything with /tmp/hda

I have de partitioned the dish with FDisk and Disk Druid but I am still having no luck. I have also tried to use LILO and Grub as boot loaders.

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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grab a old dos boot disk and do partition work with normal fdisk then write down your partition tables so you later knwo which partitions to format with linux filesystem and woop youre done dos fdisk should also give you a well usable mbr to install your grub or lilo to...
 
Old 01-29-2004, 07:17 AM   #3
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Hi,

I still cant get this to work, i have formatted the disk with FDisk which was on a DOS boot disk.

I have deleted all partitions with it, then started RedHat Text installer, used FDisk to create partitions and format them, but I still get the same error.

If I say ignore the error, it will start the install process but only install 506 packages, even if I ask for a full install.

Any Ideas?
 
Old 01-29-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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strange thing but you are sure you did your job right with cfdisk - easier setup a boot, swap and root and maybe a storage partition? can you please write down your partition table and post it here?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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I have tried re-installing RH9 and had no problems, which makes me think that it is a driver problem.

I even tried installing RH7.3 after but got the same problem.

I partitioned the disk in the following way.

hda
-hda1 200MB /boot Ext2
-hda2 2000MB Swap
-hda3 77800MB / Ext2

I am running the following hardware.

Motherboard - Gigabyte 7DPXDW + Dual AMD SoA with RAID 10/100 LAN

2 x CPU's - AMD Athlon MP 2600+ "Thoroughbred" core

Memory - 1GB PC2100 (PC266) DDR ECC Registered

HDD. 80GB Maxtor ATA-133 (7200rpm, 8MB Cache)

Any thoughts?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:20 AM   #6
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Ok following on from above.....

With RedHat 7.3 & 8.0 installs I get the same error message but NOT with version 9.0, If I choose to ignore the error message and continue with the install, when the machine reboots I get the following messages during the boot process

Red Hat Nash version 3.4.28 starting
mounting /proc filesystem
creating block devices
creating root devices
mkrootdev: label / not found
mounting root file system
mount: error 2 mounting ext2
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
umount /initrd/proc failed:2
freeing unused kernel memory: 240k freed
kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

Then the machine hangs
 
  


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