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Old 04-18-2003, 08:29 AM   #1
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newbie trying to load RH8

Is is normal for RH8 to appear to hang for aaaaaaaaaaaaaages ( can go watch tv, dig garden) while loading from CD? Either via graphical or text starts probing system okay but when gets to Check Partition hda:_ appears to stop/ hang with no keyboard input available. Is this normal as can find no ref to it, is it away checking hard drive or what?
Old 04-18-2003, 08:52 AM   #2
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I think that's normal when you've got a slow system with a very big harddisk, but more likely there will be some kind of problem on your hd. Also, have you checked md5sums on the iso's? Could be an error on your disk.
Old 04-20-2003, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It may seem a bit of a cheek as I'm a newbie but was not impressed that Red Hat's support page has been down - not just for others with problems like myself but heck, they have just released version 9 and the timing of this lack of product support seems illjudged. Anyway took the step of switching to SuSE 8.1 and guess what? Same thing, would not get past the checking partitions line, however SuSE offers Safe Settings alternative and bingo! Loaded up a treat, everything recognised so am now exploring this new world.......!!!


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