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Old 01-21-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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RHEL WS 4 won't install on IBM Netvista...

I Have searched the forums on this matter and came across a few possible resolutions, but to date, none of them have helped me so I'm going to put this
back out here:

I have an IBM Netvista, Model# 6794-UN8, BIOS ver. 20KT46A release date 2004/06/17. The system is a Pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram memory, dual boot with windows on one side and Fedora core 3 currently on the other. When I try to install Redhat enterprise WS 4 on the linux side the follow happens;

The system boots up on RHEL WS 4 install disk, I do a disk quality test-check which get a PASS from the system as a good disk. I then get the Redhat Linux install splash screen. I choose the proper language, mouse and as soon as I choose what keyboard Iím using and click enter, the dam system locks up!, nothing!, nada!, the caps-lock and the scroll lock button lights start to flash on the keyboard and thatís it, nothing. I've tried changing the keyboard, checking the install disk, made sure the BIOS was up to date and even tried different install disk but to no avail, same results every time. I even tried tinkering with the BIOS setting after doing some reading on the forums here and base on other web research I've done but at this point I'm stumped. I don't want to redo this entire system because there's date on the Windows partition but I sure wish there was some tool or fix for this situation because so far from what I've read, there seems to be no consistent resolution to this problem. Thxs for all input.

Old 01-21-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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Try not changing anything in the first screen and see what happens.
Old 01-23-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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I've tried this and the same thing happens, no dice.


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