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Old 07-13-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
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Linux Redhat 7.3 Installation Lockups

I have been trying to install linux redhat 7.3 on a newly purchased harddrive. The install goes fine until it begins to format the harddrive.

Sometime during the formatting process, and sometimes shortly after, the installation locks up. I have also had it do an "abnormal abort" as well.

Any ideas?
Old 07-14-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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I recommend you download the newest version of redhat
Old 07-14-2003, 01:14 AM   #3
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1. download diagnostic tools from the hard drive manufacturer (or use any that came with the drive, i.e., on a floppy) to test the drive.

2. are you installing from a CD, and if so, have you installed from it before? if not maybe the CD is bad/corrupted (did you check against the checksum?), or if so maybe it has been damaged since then.

3. check the cables leading to the drive and mobo for loose connections, and check to make sure the jumpers are set correctly for how you are using the drive (master, slave, etc.)
Old 07-15-2003, 12:09 AM   #4
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I downloaded redhat 9, and have been trying all night to install. I keep getting abnormal exits or kernal panics.

I thought a couple times that it had installed most everything, but when trying to boot from the harddrive, I got "no operating system found"

I'm at a loss here.
Old 07-15-2003, 12:43 AM   #5
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Hi Stuntdubl

Where did you install your Bootloader to?

Was it the MBR, first sector of a partition, boot sector of a floppy?

Write down the error section at the bottom of the kernel panic message and post it - the kernal panic will tell us what the problem is - I once had a kernel panic message which suggested that the root filesystem couldnt be accessed.


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