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Old 06-24-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Unable to install linux


I have a PII 350 with 64M Ram and 30Gig HD. When I try installing RH 7.3 it halts the install process about halfway and tells me I have media, hardware or disk space issues. I have a brand new 52x CD Rom as the secondary Master. HD is about a year old. Any ideas as to what it might be?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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What is your partition layout?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 11:03 PM   #3
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Your RAM is tending toward the low side.
What are the specs of your PC and the exact error message?

EDIT: I mean other specs... Video, sound, other hardware that could be causing errors?

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Old 06-27-2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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While trying to load Mandrake, I got the following error:
error while trying to load mandrake. "gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--length error"

when loading Red Hat, It goes through about half the process and then I get an error to the tune of:

I don't have enough disk space or my media isn't working right or have hardware issues.

I took a screen shot of the partition setup, but some some reason I do not have "posting attachment privledges"....

specs are as follows:

PII, 350 MHz, AGP Vid Card probably no more than 8MB, 64 M PC100 Ram, 40 Gig 7200 RPM Maxtor HD, KA6100 Motherboard
 
Old 06-27-2003, 11:13 AM   #5
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You don't need to post a screenshot of your partition layout; just copy the numbers down and type them in your post. Are you dedicating the entire hard drive to Red Hat 7.3, or are you dual-booting into Windows? How much space did you set aside for '/'? How much space did you set aside for a swap partition?

I suspect the problem is that you do not have enough space in your swap partition. Otherwise, Red Hat 7.3 should install fine (but, as 2damncommon says, upgrade the RAM to 128 MB if you can; it improves performance).

I have Red Hat 7.3 on a 5 GB partition on my gateway/server (Celeron 366MHz, 30 GB hdd, originally 64 MB RAM now 128 MB RAM) with 512 MB as swap.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:26 PM   #6
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do your format the partition everytime u r trying to load linux,if u do not format it the last one still takes up the space there
 
  


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