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Old 06-14-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Question can't install RH9 on P166Mhz!!!

Hi there!!!

I'm having a little problem. I have a P166Mhz and was thinking of use it as a router for my internet access. When a try to install RH9 nothing happend.

This is what a do:

I have format the HD. I have created a bootdisk for linux, start the comp.w with it on, get the boot promt, press enter to start install linux, but the computer just restart.

I olso have tryed this:

start the comp with a win98 bootdisk,
d:\dosutils\autoboot.bat (this standing in a
but a got a mensage:
Loadlin autoboot\linux initrd=autoboot\initrd.img ramdisk_size=9216

Then nothing happend!!!!!

What I'm going wrong???? how can I solve this problem???

Thanx for your time.............

Last edited by Felipe78; 06-17-2003 at 05:43 AM.
Old 06-14-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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Did you test your install cd's to see if they were burned properly?
Old 06-14-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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do you meet the minimum install requirements?? i know SuSE 7.2 and 8.1 (both pro) require something like 40 MB RAM to install ...

i got a 166 with 32, slackware 9.0 and debian 3.0.0 both install no worries (as does redhat 7.0, .1, and .2)

Other than that, check that the BIOS is set to permit booting of the CD, in fact make sure that it can boot of a CD (like put in a CD you know definitly boots (which can be your red hat cd, just check it on another cd)

(using a bootable cd makes things easier, and most pentium166 era hardware will support it)


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