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Old 07-03-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Installation problem


I have Red Hat Linux 8 "Publisher's Edition" that came with Linux for Dummies and the same thing from Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux 8 in 24 Hours.

I made a boot diskette because my computer won't boot from the CD. I get to the installer, but when I choose to either use the text installer or the graphical installer, it says
"Loading vmlinuz.........
Loading initrd.img...
Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue."
 
Old 07-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Redhat 8 is very old. If you are trying to install it on new hardware, the installation may fail because some of your hardware maybe unsupported. Try using a newer Linux distro e.g. Fedora Core 5, which is one of the replacements for the old Redhat Linux.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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My computer was made in 1998.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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My computer was made in 1998.
It should probably work fine. Maybe if you post your hardware specs someone may help you.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 02:30 AM   #5
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Dear Guy,

Pls check with Cd drive and CD.May be the problem in these.

Sudhakar.G
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #6
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Yeah, it does the same thing with the boot disk in but not the CD, so I think something's wrong with the cd-rom drive. The CD worked in another computer though, so it's not the CD.
 
  


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