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Old 09-29-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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Newbie needs help w/ install ...

Please help me if you can ...

First off ... I'm very new to Linux, so please bear w/ my ignorance.

I'm trying to intall Redhat Linux as a dual boot on my PC w/ XP. I downloaded the 3 files from Redhat and used Nero to image the disks. When I restart and boot from CD the start page for the install appears. I hit enter to install in graphic mode and the install begins just fine. However, it stalls and doesn't go any further at (I have no idea what this is)

PCI Device 1106:3104

I'm using a seperate 40G HD that I had XP on previously. The XP is now on it's own drive. I'm sure the fix is a simple one ... but I just don't see it.

Help me so that I may maintain what littel sanity I have left.

Thanks in advance,

Old 09-30-2005, 01:31 AM   #2
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Might be bad disks. Anyways, seeing as you haven't installed already, I would recommend trying a newer distro that still has security updates. Something like Fedora Core 3/4 or CentOS 4.1.
Old 09-30-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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Do your cd checksum?

Otherwise see

It seems your USB is playing
What motherboard have you got?

What version of redhat? Maybe try a newer version as suggested in last post
Old 09-30-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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Besides verifying the checksum, if your RH distro also allows for testing your media, do that as well.

I initially had problems installing FC4 even though the checksums on my iso files checked out fine. When I finally performed the media test (ref: ), two of my discs apparently had some sort of problems. I reburned the iso files to the same discs, re-ran the media tests (all disks passed the second time around), and was able to install with no problems.


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