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Old 05-10-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Installation problems with Red Hat 6.2

Hello. Hope you're all doing well. I'm sorta new to linux myself. I don't anything really except for a few (and I do mean few) things. I had tried to install PClinuxOS from a livecd and I tried to install Red Hat 6.2 from a purchased installation disk box set. After I had gone through the some of the installation procedures in PClinuxOS and the installation wizard had put the files on my laptop, the program quit. I thought that it was done so I rebooted the computer and nothing happened. I went online on my PC to the PClinux site and it told me I had to setup the bootloader. So I start up in the root host and open up the main manager and go to the bootloader manager and set everything. Chose what partition to use and everything else. When I press finish, it tells me the setup has failed because the kernal or another file (I can't remember) is read-only. Now I'm stuck. My root partition was an ext3 just like the instructions said. Thats the problem with PClinuxOS.

The other problem is with Red Hat 6.2. I tried to install and it has some video problems (PClinuxOS came up with video problems too). Mainly they are a double screen with the bottom half copying what the first half is and messing with the graphics. I got through the installation with the first disk with what I could see (if I ever get Linux installed on my laptop I'll change my video settings). After the first disk is done it restarts the computer. It doesn't prompt me to put the second disk in so I just boot from the hard drive. It goes through almost all the steps then gets down to checking root filesystem and this is what happens next:

/dev/hda5 contains a file system with errors, check forced
/dev/hda5 (ts doing a percentage thing)
Unattached inode 227376

(i.e., without -a or -p options)
I have no idea what to do when this error occurs. It might be because I haven't done the second disk yet i don't know. I will try.

If any of you know of any procedures I should take to remedy either of the problems with PClinuxOS or Red Hat 6.2 please let me know.

Thank you
Old 05-11-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Rehat 6.2 is very old now, almost 5 years old if I am right. Try something newer like Fedora Core (the replacement for the old Redhat Linux).


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