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Old 08-12-2003, 05:17 PM   #16
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yeah i think the OK button WAS highlighted when i pressed OK 30 times, and yes, it was in grapical mode....
I think I'm going to try to stop trying to fix this problem and try to get KNOPPIX off of a friend...
this problem frustrates me too much.
Old 08-12-2003, 05:28 PM   #17
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Yeah, I'm out of suggestions. The Knoppix sounds like a good solution.
Old 08-12-2003, 05:35 PM   #18
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The install program for this version may not like the CD drive you are using.

The BIOS may be able to bootstrap to it and load a small initial program that checks for the install CD.

Just sounds like the install program sucks to me. But yeah, go ahead and give something else a try. I've never heard anything about ThizLinux at all. Try something more popular, it will be better supported, updated, and you will be able to find help on here for it a lot more easily
Old 08-12-2003, 05:44 PM   #19
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Yep thats not a bad idea.
Thank you everyone who replied to my pleas.
Old 08-13-2003, 12:55 PM   #20
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I ran in to a similar situation recently with RH9, It wouldn't't read my cd's, even after a good burn, tested and used to install on another server. I installed an older version of vector linux, very simple and fast, and then installed RH9 over this. No idea why it worked, but it did. Might be something you want to try.
Old 08-13-2003, 05:00 PM   #21
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i'm using vector linux on my old 233 and its FAST highly recommends this
Old 08-13-2003, 05:24 PM   #22
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EXACTLY the same thing happened to me when I tried to install the latest version of redhat last week.

I booted off the CD, got as far as the install program, then was asked for the CD (which I'd just booted from and was still in the drive).

I eventually gave up and tried Libranet, which worked fine.


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