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Old 01-26-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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installing linux


I have a Intel p4 system with d915gav motherboard.i already have winXp. The problem is i tried to install red hat linux 9 but it is not detecting my hard disks even though i have an unpartitioned space of 30 Gb .

I even tried to install fedora core 4 but the installation is getting struck after i press the enter in welcome menu .Plz can any one help me.......

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Old 01-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'd suggest trying a live distro like Knoppix.
http://www.knoppix.org/.

This has a reputation of excellent hardware detection and will give you an idea of any hw probs you may encounter without having to install anything.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:29 AM   #3
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my internet connection is a bit slow. I hav redhat 9 and fedoracore 4 cds cant i install from them
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:51 AM   #4
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I hope you meant 30 gig, not meg.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 09:51 AM   #5
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do you have 30MB or 30GB free?

i'm not sure what the problem could be, especially if your windows is running ok.

i'd presume the installer would not need free hard drive space immediately, and would later give you an option of partitioning your drive??

did you try some of the options at boot screen
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora...tallation.html
ie "F2"....

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Old 01-26-2006, 09:53 AM   #6
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sorry its 30 gb & I didnt get the second screen(which its showing in the above link) its getting struck before

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Old 01-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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The second Screenie is text mode, i'd try installing via that, it's pretty much the same as graphical (its not loads of obscure commands)
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #8
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As soon as i press enter in the first menu a list scrolls down and its getting struck
 
Old 01-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #9
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Try this: open up windows fdisk. Set that unpartitioned space to a secondary partition in windows. Then format it to Fat32 (not NTFS), or don't format it if you cant get it to Fat32. Redhat/Fedora can't detect NTFS out of the box. The try installing.

It more than likely won't fix your problem, because from what I can tell, you are getting some kind of kernel panik during intial bootup. Please provide more information on what your screen is saying.
 
  


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