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Old 06-10-2001, 02:30 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install Redhat Linux 7.1 on my system,
but an error occurs that cancels the installation:

Gtk-Critical **: file gtkwidget.c: line 3310 (gtk_widget_set_sensitive): assertion 'widget!=NULL'
install exited abnormally
I'm running a Pentium class processor, have 64 MB of RAM, and was installing Linux on a totally seperate hard drive (which I've installed and tested and know works well.) I'm using a SiS 530 Built in video card, and a NEC MultiSync 3FGe monitor. What can I do to make this installation work? (Perhaps is there a package that I could not install with the OS so that this error could be avoided??)
Old 06-10-2001, 02:56 PM   #2
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Question more info please! trying to help here!

say what?????? on a clean install???????????????


how did you get rh 7.1? from download (iso or packages) or boxed? either way, try installing again, write down all the choices you made during the installation, including partition data, which packages you installed, which class of install (beit workstation, server, etc.) and which mode of install (basic or expert install), and ANY messages you receive that seem in the slightest bit strange to you, all the way up until the installer fails. then post it for us to help you with it.


one option is, if you downloaded it as an iso, or in packages, and you didn't get it from redhat's main server mirrors, anything could be wrong with it!


also, sometimes an ftp mirror is goof, though not often: i get mine from sites that are NOT colleges.

----------------- note:


nothing against them, it's just, in some cases, either their bandwith is goof, server is project and prone to errors in the transfer, or other problems that i have more often found at college servers than other sites. i used to use college servers, b'cuz they were closer, so this is based on a lot of experience and download corruptions. i still use them from time to time, though. just not if i have had a problem like this... (clean install, error?)

hmmm...wonder what the checksum would have been...

anyway, later..



"I've yelled enough, I mean, we can rant and rave and tell everyone all of Windoze' flaws... but it just comes down to one thing: if you don't care, who does?" :smash:

Old 06-10-2001, 07:32 PM   #3
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Actually, I purchased this as an official
Redhat boxed set-

I chose Custom Setup...
I used fdisk to delete the existing
partitions on the target drive-
then I used Disk Druid to add 3 partitions
(one for /boot, one for <SWAP>, and one for root)
and the table looked like this...

/boot hdb1 24M 29M Linux Native
<SWAP> hdb5 64M 66M Linux Swap
/ hdb6 1M 14204M Linux Native

It was specifically after formatting that I
encountered this error, although the last time
I tried the install, the error did not appear
(although it still did not work.)
(The install log did register this entry..
"Maximum Cyl is 4")

I chose not to install LILO, but instead use
a boot disk...
(I am going to retry the install with LILO,
but it should work with a boot disk - right??)

After this I completed firewall, language, time
zone and user account options, and installed the
following packages:
X windows
DOS/Win connectivity
Graphics manipulation
Multimedia Support
Networked Workstation
Development Workstation
Kernel Development

After which I allowed it to install.
Later, I tried to restart the computer and
boot to Linux, but I always get a "Boot Failed"
error (Although I can see some information about
the boot program).

Is this enough information?
Old 06-11-2001, 05:33 PM   #4
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Many thanks to all for the help.
I have Linux up and running now.


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