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Old 12-21-2002, 09:07 PM   #1
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Redhat 7.2 Install Problem


I'm having a problem installing Redhat 7.2 onto an old desktop (a 133MHz Pentium from digital). It has a new hard disk. The hard disk is a 30GB Maxtor. The normal bios only supports up to 8GB, so I installed the Maxtor software. When I go to install Redhat, it gives me an error about the bios geometry. It crashes out while installing packages. Is there any way that I could use all 30GB for my Linux installation?
 
Old 12-22-2002, 02:17 PM   #2
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What is your C/H/S setting in your bios?

it should be:

1023 Cylinders
16 Heads
63 Sectors

...if you are using bios helping TSR's.

Check that and see if it helps.
 
Old 12-22-2002, 02:20 PM   #3
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Oh one other thing I forgot...
Make sure your bios helper boots up FIRST....
if it won't boot to cdrom after that make a floppy with rawwrite in windows
that may be what you need also.
 
Old 12-22-2002, 05:59 PM   #4
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My cylinders are 16383 and everything else is what you said. Should I change the cylinders?
 
Old 12-22-2002, 06:01 PM   #5
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When I set it to 1023 cylinders, It tells me that it is a 527MB drive.
 
Old 12-23-2002, 02:19 AM   #6
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an option would be to clear out the hard drive,
delete the maxtor utility. and put the hard drive in a
different computer for the install. linux doesn't use
the bios to access the drives anyway.
then move the hard drive back, and hope it boots.
it would be faster to install on a faster computer anyway.
 
Old 12-23-2002, 02:28 PM   #7
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the maxtor utility should make up for the loss in space.
most of those are designed to fool the bios anyway. but for compatability you need to have it set the way I showed you and you need to have a way to install rh after the maxtor utility loads
 
  


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