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Old 02-13-2005, 01:23 PM   #16
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I guess you didn't read the post above because or the links in the first post. Because I believe I mentioned that I chose the default boot loader,(GRUB) . Damn starting to think I should just give up on this whole ordeal as my Windows works just fine , I just hate Microsoft for the way they try to control the computing world.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:10 PM   #17
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stoney55 to quote you from your previous thread;

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Well I just tried installing RH9 with nothing else on the hard drive and I guess I have a hardware issue. It gets right to the part where it's going to start loading the apps and then it give me abnormal exit sending kill signals or something to that effect. I'm not sure which Hardware it could be.
What apps are you talking about. Can you boot the system to a login: ? Vague statements really don't help at all. If you have a copy of Knoppix then you could examine the /var/log/syslog or /var/log/messages which will give a clear indication of what is going wrong.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:49 PM   #18
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ok I will try harder to make myself clear, but this is getting really frustrating.

I have never gotten completely through an install, the red hat install says it's copying, I'm starting over and here is what I have.

Partitioning Screen ( This is what I get if I select manual instead of druid)

Device Mount Type Format Size(MB) Start End

/dev/hda
/dev/hda1 (type)vfat Size(MB) 3004 (start) 1 (end) 383
free (type)free Size(MB)5052 (start) 384(end) 1027


I couldn't get this to line up right but there is nothing under mount or format on my screen.
what should I do at this point??? or do you think I should do the automatic partition??


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Old 02-13-2005, 04:01 PM   #19
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Well no ext2 partition or swap has been created. If you are not sure how to use the cfdisk (? if that is what it is using) then allow the installer to do the formating for you.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #20
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Well I'm using the GUI for Red Hat 9 not sure what cfdisk is but would assume it is a text based program like fdisk..

I did the automatic and it setup the swap file and all that but what confused me is that it has the root (/ ) under /boot is that right??


BTW do you do Yahoo messenger?? If so let me know. This is becoming a real pain in the ass. I printed out the manual for Red Hat but it's not much help.

Thanks for trying to help me, I hope we can get this working.

 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #21
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right now it's says it's installing packages but has made no progress. The two bottom lights on my microsoft ergonomic keyboard are flashing not sure if that means anything. it's trying to load or at least I think it is ( gbclib ) or something like that. Oh yea I chose to set it up as a workstation this time and accepted the default packages
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:29 PM   #22
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No sorry don't use Yahoo. root (/) is the main directory in all the distros I have used so far but then I have only used Debian based ones and a brief interlude with Mandrake. So that does not look right. I would recommend that you ask for some help in the distro based section for Redhat;
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=31
under a title like help me install RH v# and I am sure someone more experienced with it will be able to help more than me. I suppose having got so used to Debian I am more at home in a semi-command line mode than in a gui.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 06:27 PM   #23
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Merged threads since the "New idea" was still refering to
the same topic...
 
Old 02-13-2005, 07:15 PM   #24
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Tiger or anyone else


Well just got kicked out again. Said it was loading RPMs and looked like it got through it and once before it got to the gnu lib file and kicked me out. Here is what the screen said

install exited abnormally
sending termination signals . . . done
<6> md: recovery thread got woken up
md: recovery thread finished
sending kill signals . . . done
disabling swap . . .
/temp/hda5
unmounting file systems
/ mnt/runtime umount failed (16)
disabling /dev/loop 0 LOOP_CLR_ failed:16
/proc/bus/usb done
/proc done
/dev/pts done
/mnt/source done
/mnt/sysimage/boot done
/mnt/sysimage/dev/pts done
/mnt/sysimage/proc done
/mnt/sysimage
/mnt/sysimage unmount failed (16)
you may safely reboot your system now
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:55 AM   #25
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If you have done this multiple times and the error is occurring in the same place then I would be suspicious that the file is corrupt. Perhaps you would be wise to download a Fedora or Mandrake iso and try either one of them.
A quick Google search on the error indicates a kernel oops related to Raid ?. May have something to do with the actual kernel being used for the install.
I would definitely try a more modern version as mentioned above.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:52 AM   #26
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Well in the book that I use in my unix class is a copy of red hat 7.2 , Yea I know it's not newer but it's what I have on hand. It did pretty much the same thing that Red Hat 9 did.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:06 AM   #27
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Well the following advice is that this is normal as RH uses Raid support;

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> md: recovery thread got woken up md recovery

> finished md recoveryd(6) flushing signals.

The md recovery daemon is part of the linux RAID support which

is included in the stock kernel of most distributions, its job is to

monitor the RAID array and automatically activate spare drives

in the event of a hard disk failure. It has gone into "sleep" mode

and had to be "woken up" so it could exit properly (close files,

flush signals, etc.). My system also does this and I consider it

normal. If you have no RAID array then you could recompile the

kernel excluding RAID support to stop getting the message (and free

up the few resources md recovery uses)
So have you tried rebooting the system?

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Old 02-14-2005, 09:19 AM   #28
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Whooooooooooooooooooa

You lost me there Tiger. I wouldn't even know where to begin to recompile the kernal. also what about the whole

"nstall exited abnormally"

??

Well I guess I could try a new burn of the ISO or do you think that is a waste of time??

Also Tiger you mention that maybe it did install properly?? hmmmmmmm
If it did install right and I reboot what should I see exactly??
What does a boot on a dual boot look like??
Will the Win98 come up first then ask what I wanna do next?
I would hate to think that I'm totally stupid and am just jumping the gun.

Tiger I wanna thank you for your attempts to help me so far. I truly do appreciate it.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #29
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I wished I could get Knoppix to help me with the RH install
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:56 AM   #30
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If you used the bootloader (either grub or lilo) you should be presented with a menu. It is unlikely that the W98 option will be there as this normally has to be configured manually.
The "install exited abnormally" is what the key is. Need to know the error that occurred immediately before this happened. As regards recompiling the kernel the kernel is what you have on the media for install and you cannot recompile.
Do you have an ADSL/DSL/cable connection? If you like the feel of Knoppix then Ubuntu is a good choice and installs well and is Debian based;

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/

Personally I don't think as a newbie you are going to win this one as I think there is a hardware/software issue here that needs to resolved and unless we can get the error immediately before the install aborts it is difficult to solve.
 
  


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