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Old 07-20-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't format /boot

I am trying to install RH9. I get all the way to the final steps. It says
'formating /' which works. But when it gets to 'formating /boot' it fails and tells me the 'hardware doesn't support this version of Linux'. But it doesn't tell me why.

The hard drive is a Western Digital 10Gb. It used to have Windows, but I wiped it clean.
The motherboard is Soyo SY-5EHM1.1 with the latest bios. I let Disk Druid partition the drive automatically.

I tried formating each partition individually with Disk Druid, but still no luck.

Maybe there is a bios setting I need to use?

Please help

Old 07-20-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Why you don't try another distribution? Only to see if the problem is related with RH or your hardware. Mandrake have a very good partitioning tool.
Old 07-21-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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In Anaconda th last thing that happens is
* moving (1) to step preinstallconfig

Does anyone know how I can further debug this?
How do I look at what is happening step by step?

Old 07-22-2004, 02:42 PM   #4
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Did you get an anaconda traceback? CAn you jump over to F2 or F3 to get any messages?

I would make sure the the /boot partition is under to 1024 cylinder. How big are you trying to make /boot? Also try using "force to be a primary partition" in disk druid.


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