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Old 10-09-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
amiforsaken
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Cant Get Redhat 9 Running!


Hey,
Im new to linux and i have never used it before. I downloaded the i386 Redhat 9 distribution and went to install it. the graphical install goes to a blank screen after the anaconda installer is initiated.
i tried forcing the resolution to 1024x768 but that didnt work.
It installs in text mode.
so i installed it in text mode. When it goes to boot, sometimes it says

mkrootdev: Label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed:2
umount.initrd/proc failed :2
Freeing unused kernel memory :128k freed
Kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init = option to kernel
Other times the screen goes blank much like when i tried to do a graphical install.
Can someone please help me?

im running an amd semperon 2800
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
Seagate 20gb
*10gb - NTFS (win XP partition)
*10gb - Ext3 (linux partition)
Western Digital 100gb
*100gb - NTFS

Last edited by amiforsaken; 10-09-2005 at 02:52 AM.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
reddazz
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Redhat 9 and below are now obsolete and were replaced by Fedora Core and Redhat Enterprise Linux (which you need pay for). You can download Fedora Core from fedora.redhat.com.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
amiforsaken
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Yeh i know,
but i thought as a new linux user, it might be best to start with something that i know is stable enough to use, plus i need rh9 for a program i want to use. thanks anyways
 
Old 10-10-2005, 11:58 AM   #4
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Anyone?
 
Old 10-10-2005, 01:42 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by amiforsaken
Yeh i know,
but i thought as a new linux user, it might be best to start with something that i know is stable enough to use, plus i need rh9 for a program i want to use. thanks anyways
RH9 is no longer recieving security updates or support from Redhat, so I don't know how you can say it is stable. Since most people have moved from Redhat 9 to Fedora, unfortunately it may take a while before your question is answered. Try searching on google or the Redhat mailing list to see if others have had that problem in the past, you maybe lucky and find a solution.
 
  


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