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Old 11-03-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Smile Red hat Disc 2


hello all this is my first post here so here goes )

i am a linux nuwbie i have bean trying to install red hat strike and every
time i do a disc test disc one is always ok disc 2 always fails and i have
down loaded disc 2 from diff servers but always same thing happens it
fails also i have used diff disc can some one help me please .

thanks

David.

Last edited by Gothmogs; 11-03-2003 at 07:25 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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try it anyways, worst thing that can happen is your windows partition is wiped out... but then again, how bad is that?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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hey martinman thanks for your fast reply can u say again please it seems some of your post is missing

thanks

David.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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no part of my post is missing. i was saying that you should try it anyways, the method you are using to check the discs may be faulty...or it could be some random bug. who knows! grow some kejones and try it

hehe, that fast reply is courtesy of your "Show posts with no replies" button
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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opps umm now then dude

the check program is the one that is on the first redhat disc 1
i have tride to install it but when it gets to the secound disc 2 half through
it fails ....
what i trying to find out is that is it a problem with the iso disc2 on the
servers

thanks.

David .
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:35 AM   #6
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Before burning the ISO image onto CD, did you verify its MD5 checksum? Search the forum for discussion on how to do that.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:08 AM   #7
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Howzit

When it bombs out can u use the keys Ctrl+Alt+F1 through to F5 if yes it will give information in what part of the install it failed. Post that error found for us to help u futher and try what misc mentioned in the last post.

chow
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:50 PM   #8
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hey thanks

no i did not try to check the iso before buring it i have tride meny diff servers to download from always same prob with Disc 2 .

but i will try the iso check :-) .

and i did know about the hot keys i will let u know when part it stops on
and thanks again for your help guys

David.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:26 PM   #9
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hi well i did a check sum the download was fine

then went back to install again all ok till disk2 then this...package
xpdf-2-01-8 cannot be opened :-(

this what the F key gave me .
<6>attempt to access beyond end of device
<6>16:00: rw=0, wants=653738, limit 653736 thats it so i dont under stand whats happing hope u can help ;-)

David.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:25 PM   #10
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Is your CD drive connected as master drive to secondary controller? Because that error message suggests that the CD is bad near the end. You may need to burn it correctly in Disk-At-Once mode (or in Track-At-Once mode with padding at the end).

If it is a multi-boot system, you could also put the ISO image files on some FAT16/FAT32 partition and install from hard disk drive.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:23 AM   #11
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Howzit

Try what misc mentioned but also try not selecting the xpdf package and see what happens. Also check that u have sifficient space on HDD for the type of install u doing try a minimal install which will normally only use CD#1 then try a custom install.

chow
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:22 AM   #12
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I have experienced this problem when installing under vmWare 4, I have used the same disk in many machines (non vmware) and the disk is fine (I do complete media checks)..

Are you using vmware by any chance?

If so, just mount the ISO from the host machine as the cdrom drive in vmware : context click on machine in vmware, select edit, choose cdrom drive, choose select iso image (start with iso 1, when it asks for iso 2 go edit it again and continue etc.. works for me every time.)

Good luck..
 
Old 11-05-2003, 10:07 AM   #13
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hi . well thanks for all your input guys .

ok i do use vmWare yes i did have the same prop always same thing on
Disc2 so then i did do a install direct to hd same thing disc2 fail
what i am going to try is use my wifes CD burner i think its some thing
on the hardwear side so i will let u guys know how it goes :-)

Yes the cd burner is on a secound controoller as master drive so i tride
what u said misc same thing :-( what i going to do is get some new cd
buring disc it could be them also, i use rw disc always

thanks again .

David.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:40 PM   #14
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Gothmogs (David),

Like I said, dont use any cd rom drive... MOUNT THE IMAGE FROM YOUR HOST (NOT THE CD, THE ISO) (not shouting, just making sure you see it) Follow my instructions, it will work.. I have had this problem many times, and that solution works!

Good luck..

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Old 11-06-2003, 10:03 AM   #15
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hey mr_segfault thanks i did your way and it worked like a charm :-)
only thing was no network so no internet connection .
i use the nforce2 ultra 400 chipset so i am going to try install hd again when i burn to new cds i just bought i will let u know how it goes and thanks again.

David.
 
  


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