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Old 09-25-2009, 04:00 AM   #16
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Ok I will donwload the Live CD iso from LQ

That should make life a bit easier than downloading 5 CD's.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:14 AM   #17
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btw, if your problem is solved please mark it as solved
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:32 AM   #18
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I have installed disks 1-3 of Red Hat Linux - however disk 4 is saying it is the wrong version.

I did download overnight because I had to go home, however I am also certain they are the correct versions - Red Hat Version 4.8 AS x86 I386

I have them all on my desktop and their file names sugges the correct versions, anyone got any suggestions on what is going wrong.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:36 AM   #19
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sorry posted twice

Last edited by redhatuser1; 09-25-2009 at 04:42 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:44 AM   #20
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i thought you were replying to my last post about centos.

what is your strategy ?

Have you downloaded all the cds ? Is this error happening during installation?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:50 AM   #21
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From where did you download all cds?

md5 check the 4-th cd or re-download it, probably corrupted download.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 05:05 AM   #22
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Sorry no I have not tried CentOS yet - need to find an old PC for that one.

Regarding Red Hat - I am downloading from rhn.redhat.com - their download page, I had to register because after the first 2 disks downloaded I couldnt find the rest - after registering for a 30 day trial I could download them.

I downloaded 3 yesterday, 1 overnight and the 5th this morning. The first 3 worked fine, the 4th didnt. I can't use the md5 check whilst 3/5 of the way through the installation. i have no other unix PC to hand apart from a live server I am reluctant to use.

I am currently downloading all 5 CD's again, will burn them and try from scratch.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 05:22 AM   #23
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i think there's an option during install to check the integrity of the disk(maybe i'm wrong), try it

let us know as you progress

goodluck
 
Old 09-25-2009, 05:45 AM   #24
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I have got it working, I think there was something wrong with the cd drive...it seemed to solve that issue..

It is an old PC to use as a test after all..

Thanks for ur help, will get CentOS downloaded now.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:07 AM   #25
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Note that Centos is RHEL without the logos or RH support, but with SW updates. The version nums are the same.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:23 AM   #26
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To clarify on what chris said, they they say that they compile CentOS from SRPMS from a north american company which is RH.
So they use sources from RH, change the logos and artwork and anything that is registered and then compile is it to make CentOS which is nothing but RHEL without logos and registered trademarks.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:26 AM   #27
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Ok thanks - so they are essentially exactly the same.

I have a little problem - i installed it, configured it, skipped the screen that asked for the "extras disk" because I don;t have one....now trying to browse Red Hat it keeps rejecting the password I entered for root....i am typing the same one i set up for my user but with no success.

Is root password automatically something else or the same as my general user one?!
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:35 AM   #28
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now trying to browse Red Hat it keeps rejecting the password I entered for root....
Are you saying that it asks for a password when attempting to use a browser? Or at the RedHat website?

In a terminal, can you enter "su" to become root?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #29
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ill do it...no password when trying to "add applications" it is asking for root password
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:37 AM   #30
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It will not set root password automatically. You have to set it while installation. You might be borking somewhere while typing. If you do not remember what password you set, you can enter rescue mode, also single user mode and set the password.
See this on recovering root password.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...ot-passwd.html
 
  


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