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Old 03-27-2002, 05:55 PM   #1
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Question Redhat 7.2 freezes on large hard disk

Hi, I am in the process of setting up a linux box to use as a router/firewall.

I have a C500 PC with 256M RAM and a 15G HDD. I had previously installed Debian 2.2r2 on the machine, but wanted a more GUI tools, so purchased a copy of Red Hat 7.2 last week. This is where my trouble starts.

Whenever I try and install Red Hat 7.2, the installer freezes at the point of formatting/copying. Disk Druid is able to partition the HDD (no other OS's are installed on it), but the install locks up as soon as it trys to format the partitions.

I put a 2G HDD in the same PC, and can install Red Hat 7.2 OK into it. I also managed to install Red Hat 6.2 onto the 15G HDD without a problem.

I tried performing the install in text mode, tried using Partition Magic to setup the partitions, tried upgrading from 6.2 to 7.2, setting the hda=C,H,S command, tried the LBA32 switch. Nothing seems to work.

Does anyone have any good ideas?




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