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Old 08-03-2002, 07:38 PM   #1
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Redhat 7.3 Installation Help


Right now im trying to install Redhat 7.3 on my PC (PC specs below). What the problem is the installation of it up to when it starts to install the files on the harddrive itself, most of the time it says that the gimp files are corrupt and quits installing from there, or on other times it will say those files arent corrupt and go to another complete set of files which installed before, but now are corrupt (i.e. gimp). Im doing a Workstation instalation and I need some help on how to fix up this problem. Ive tried installing from the CD and installing from the Harddrive, and no go. Could someone help me out here.

PC Specs:

Pentium III 700
160 MB of Ram
2 Harddrives:
Maxtor 20 GB
Samsung 2 GB
USB Efficient Networks DSL Modem
4x4x24 HP CD Writer Plus
Windows 98
Old 08-03-2002, 08:52 PM   #2
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Is it possible to try a custom installation and choose the packages you want to install, skipping over the gimp files to see if it installs then.
Old 08-04-2002, 09:01 AM   #3
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Check your isos MD5SUMS first. Are these correct ?? If these are then do a custom install and remove the gimp packages from the list!! Then when in linux go and download the latest version you can find !
Old 08-04-2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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your cd is the problem or your install isos
Old 08-04-2002, 06:28 PM   #5
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Before I try to reinstall for the 4th time, I wanted to ask some things out real quick.

1. Out of the Redhat 7.3 Packages, whats the most minimal stuff that I can install for it to get it and X-Windows (im installing KDE) running, then install other files later one i successfully get Redhat up and running?

2. I also wanted to see if this would be fixable as well, each time I choose to let redhat do a automatic installation with the freespace I have, it gives me a /boot error and that I need to make a bootdisc, would this in a way hamper the installation and give me the error that Im getting now with it now being able to install Redhat.

3. Finally, once I get redhat installed up, how would I go about making the boot disc for in, incase im unable to boot to Linux altogether?
Old 08-05-2002, 03:37 PM   #6
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7.* lets you create bootdisc near the end of install.

Don't do auto install unless there's only ONE OS and ONE partition. 99.9% of the time I don't do that.

You can check "individual packages" and then you'll choose which packages to add/remove in a tree view. Locate gimp and uncheck it.

I never ever had any prob with RH 7.* or other distros for that matter. After download, I md5sum all iso's and burn 'em on CDRW. Not even CDR. When it gets old, I get new distros and burn 'em over.


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