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Old 05-30-2001, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hi everybody,

I am a new user to linux and i burned my fingers today while trying to install linux.

I have a P-II machine with a 20 GB HDD. i have installed windows in one partition which is 10GB, and tried to install linux in the other.

I tried to install Red Hat linux,and used a custom installation...........

I used disk druid to partition the hdd and i allocated an 8GB for /root ,1.5GB /hda the boot partition and 500MBto linux swap partition. - could this be the problem..

I have installed lilo in the MBR.After the installation
of the packages, during the post verification of the package installation, the system suddenly shows an error.
After that the installation continues smoothly to the end.

While rebooting instead of booting linux the system directly boots windows.At this stage i rebooted, using a
floppy to load linux using lilo, but the following error appears

Loading Linux..
Error: 0x10

Kindly help me and tell me how to rectify it.

Old 05-30-2001, 12:45 PM   #2
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I would recommend setting your paritions as this:

100 MB Swap
16 to 64 MB for /boot
1 to 2 GB for /root
1 or 2 GB for maybe /home
and the rest can be for /

You might want to reinstall, if its giving you errors on the rescue disk you created, then it sounds that is didn't create it properly.
Also you really don't need so much space for swap, 100 mb will do, /boot can be as small as 16 mb and /root never really needs to be as large as 8 gig.

What error did it show when installing, if it does it again if you reinstall, try to get that error, it might help on what is happening.
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When Lilo issues an 0x10 it's a CRC error.
Since ure booting off a floppy, maybe the floppy's gone bad (sectors). Try making a copy and use that.

As for partitions it's like whatever u want, but Ive got 9 kernels ranging from playstuff to production, /boot on this box has aprox 40 files, and is below 10Mb...
Swap, even on my other box with a low PI-133Mhz/128Mb Ram and a 50meg /swap itll just use max under 10megs of swap.


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