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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 .
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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
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!
Last edited by mr_segfault; 11-05-2003 at 04:20 PM.
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.