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Old 03-23-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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problem with installing redhat 9


its i386
ive burned 3 iso files booted from 1st
select graphic installation
after first initialization test of hardware it freeze on line:
hdd: recall_intr: status=0xd0 {Busy}

it's right after ide0 at... and ide1 at..
I've formated my hdd to FAT still have problem please help me
 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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How old is the hardware? Red Hat 9 is from the days of Windows 98. If you're trying to install it on a newer machine, it may not support the hardware...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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Well its kind a new P4 3,0 GHz ATI RADEON 9800 PRO mainboard MSI 865PE Neo2-P
if it is imposible to run can you tell me some name of similiar linux which i can run ? i need it programming in C, and for school some easy commands such as ifconfig route etc...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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Well but in school we have new computers too but redhat 9 is working properly on them
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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I think that perhaps the disk has not been verified. this line

hdd: recall_intr: status=0xd0 {Busy}

is indicating a problem reading the disk. I seem to recall that Redhat 9 had an optin of verifying the disk prior to install. Alternatively, you do an md5sum on the entire disk (md5sum /dev/hdd - or whatever the cdrom is recognied as) and then compare that value of the correct md5sum of the disk. The place from where where you downloaded the disk probably has an md5sum for each of the disks.

good luck
 
Old 03-23-2006, 03:14 PM   #6
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Just out of curiosity, are the new machines at school thin client terminals (i.e. diskless machines)? It can be done, I won't say it can't because linux is amazing. But something as new as you're talking will install easier with a newer distro. If you like Red Hat (or want to stick with something similar because of school), I'd recommend Fedora or CentOS (RH enterprise linux clone).

Otherwise, if you're up to trying something new, take the two quizes in my signature.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 07:15 AM   #7
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yes 1st CD was wrong now its installed but i cant find xwin execution file but i installed it after login and going to root file xwin missing
 
  


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