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Old 08-30-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Angry Redhat 9 Disk 2 Validity Problem

New here(to both the forum and linux) so hope i'm doin this correctly. I seem to be having a problem with the Redhat 9 2nd install cd. I downloaded all 3 cd's from linuxiso and everything was good till my install asked for the second disk. I put it in(so to speak) and it told me it was no good. So i restarted the install and did the media check on it and sure enough no good. So i downloaded the same image from and tried that image. Once again it failed the media check. Disc 1 & 3 pass the check but it seems i can't find a disc 2 image that will. I also tried extracting the iso and recreating it, but that just told me that the image had no checksum when i tried to do the media check on it. Any help w/where I could download a confirmed working cd 2 image would be great or a possible solution to the problem. Thanks

...Well found a list of a whole slew of places to download it from, so that problem is solved i spose, but if anyone happens to know what it is that i'm doin wrong that these images never work, that would be helpful so i don't spend the next month downloading image after image.

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Old 08-30-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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Your a little too vague for me to know whats going on, but I guess you cant really help that being that you likely have no other information. To be constructive what I would suggest is that there shouldnt be any need to install any packages from the second cd to have a working and somewhat userfriendly OS up and running if there are packages you particularly want then you can use the redhat package manager ( I believe they now support both RPM and apt-get) to download and install (nearly automatically) anything that you want (and it will be more up to date).
Old 08-30-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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well the problem that i was having is that it couldn't read the media from the 2nd cd, and the 2nd cd always failed the mediacheck regardless of where i downloaded it from. i may not need the 2nd cd tho, you could be right in that, just not all that familiar with configuring linux from the console without some sort of gui(like windows i guess) to configure such things. All i'm trying to do is get it up and running and configured(however it is that i need to not really sure what i need to do ), so that i can run a MUD off of it and be able to access said MUD from my network. only thing i know for sure that i would need is the C type development packages and anything else that would be required for me to achieve thee above goal. Sorry for being vague, like i said i'm a wee bit new to this and all. it to install even using the non cooperative 2nd cd but only if i didn't install the xwindows package which i guess isn't all that important, but sure would of made my job easier i imagine

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