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Old 05-09-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
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RHEL 5 installation problem


Hi guys,

I`m trying to install RHEL5 for the third time today and i didnt succeed. It is an HP PC, single Hitachi HDD.
I configure the 3 partitions; /boot, swap and /. I chose ext3 file system for the /boot and /, but while it is formating these partitions the step is stucked near 95% of its process.

What could the reason be? If I try to format it with another type of file system could it make any difference. Whats is the closest type of other filesystem to ext3?

Thanks guys
 
Old 05-09-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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Why don't you download a live CD like parted magic or similar and do the partitioning/formatting from that. Then try the install.

See

http://partedmagic.com/
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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Old 05-09-2008, 02:36 AM   #3
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Why don't you download a live CD like parted magic or similar and do the partitioning/formatting from that. Then try the install
Yeah it could be an alternative, but I asked my questions just to know WHY, I`m very fond of knowing the reasons why something happens

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One explanation is that you have a bad disk, or some other hardware issue. There isn't enough information to be sure, that's for sure.
 
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Try to cycle terminals during the install with CTRL+ALT+Fn, where n is between 1 and 7 IIRC. At least two screens should be full of syslog-like status messages, maybe there's clues there. At lease one should give you access to a shell so you can execute any commands to dmesg and check progress. If all fails you could even fdisk and mkfs.ext3 from there.
 
  


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