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Old 07-05-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
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Can't Install Redhat Enterprise Linux 4, please help

I'm having some real problems installing Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 i386.


I boot off the first cd and I enter graphical mode no problems, then a splash screen or window is shown for a split second and it hangs on the blue 'Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux' screen.

Then after an age it asks me to enter my language, keyboard layout, and where the installation files are (to which I enter the cd). Then it hangs and hangs and eventually comes up with a blue screen saying:

'Install exited abnormally -- received signal 11'.

I don't know what the problem is and it's getting quite frustrating as every time I try to have another go as I have to wait forever just to watch it fall over again.


I currently have three hard drives:

1 - 40gb with windows (ntfs)
2 - 300gb partitioned up (ntfs)
3 - 10gb unallocated (for RHL4)

I have an AMD XP 2200+, 512mb RAM, Creative Audigy ZS 2 sound card, Raedon X800XT graphics card, and an ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard.

Please help, it's driving my nuts and I'd really like to be getting into Linux.
Old 07-05-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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Try installing it via text mode. Could be your video card not being detected properly, etc.
Old 07-14-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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Different Problem with RHEL

i am also trying to install RHEL 4 but my computer halts at "Verifying DMI pool data".
This is how I solved the problem but unfortunatly another occured!!!!
Little History: I was installing RHEL 4 on PII 400 MHZ machine but the after "Verifying DMI pool data" machine used to hang. SO I tried Smart boot manager, which did work but failed to find CDROM drive so I can install the OS. I found another solution on the Inet. Goto BIOS settings and disable 'External & internal CPU cache'. This will bypass verifying DMI pool data.
What happend then: Now my computer successfully verifies DMI pool data and then hangs???
I have done following:
1 Checked md5sum of all ISO images that I have downloaded
2 Checked all the cables (to HDD CDROM FLOPPY)
3 OS CD"s work fine on other machine (so car starts after I find where it is)
4 Used smart boot manager but it could not detect CDROM. So configured CD-ROM I/O ports to 1F0,3F6
5 Reburned the ISO images at speed 24X (previously I was burning it at 32X)

What I am doing now: Cursing the box ofcourse
I am trying to use boot.iso file (from CD1) using USB flash drive.

can anyone figure out what the hell I am doing wrong and how in heavens I do it right!!!!
Thank you
Yogesh Ranade
Old 07-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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realplayer 11 problem

delete the suggestion b/c of wrong understanding of question you asked

Last edited by kashif2131971; 07-15-2009 at 05:15 PM. Reason: delelte because of wrong answer


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