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Old 11-03-2001, 04:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy RH 7.2 Install Fails

Installation of Red Hat 7.2 fails sometimes with a panic installing the last few packages on the second CD. Other times the installation completes but the file system has too many errors to allow the machine to boot. Hardware is as follows:

Dell PowerEdge 1300 450Mhz PIII
256 Mb RAM
9GB IBM SCSI harddisk
Adaptec 78xx SCSI controller
ATI Rage XL 8 Mb PCI video adapter
Intel NIC card

This system has been runing RH 6.2 for a couple of year with no serious trouble. I have tried installing 6.2 and upgrading to 7.2 as well as clean install of 7.2. Neither was successful. I did a low level format of the hard disk with the Adaptec SCSI utitlities

Any ideas on what the problem my be or how to diagnose it would be greatly appreciated.

Old 11-06-2001, 07:24 PM   #2
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There was a comment in another thread with a link to an article,
Try here ,about the same thing on a Dell. Cable select jumpers on the drives was the problem. Maybe you've got the same.
Got my cheapbytes 7.2 today (UK/Euro price for original is unbelievable), put it straight onto laptop with no problems. GRUB/Nautilus look nice, so keep trying.


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