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Old 11-15-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
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red hat install freezez on partition check

trying to install redhat 8

after cd boot computer attempts to confiure itself but freezes on " Partition check"

Harddrive previously had xp and was a dynamic disk
computer does not have floppy disk drive so must boot from cd
erased master boot record with xp repair console but to no avail.

computer specs:-
Athlon 800, A7V , seagate 20 G
Old 11-16-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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Are you comfortable running an application like fdisk?

I would suggest getting a bootable CD (I don't normally run Gentoo, but I think that Gentoo's LiveCD is the best) and try formatting your drive with fdisk from there first.

Then try installing RedHat again.


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