Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Install Problem with Anaconda on RedHat 7.3 (on p166 with 32Mb ram)

I need to install linux rh 7.3 on my pentium 166Mhz with 32Mb of ram. The system hangs when anaconda is loading.

Any ideas?

Old 05-18-2004, 05:08 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Portugal
Distribution: /Red Hat/Fedora/Solaris
Posts: 622

Rep: Reputation: 30
where dows it hang in what stage?

try installing in text mode, or else try linux noprobe which will allow you to choose what HW u want to install.

Old 05-18-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
If the hardware is compaq and there is an on board nic, disable it in the bios before trying the install
Old 05-21-2004, 12:42 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

I will test these options.
Old 05-28-2004, 03:07 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey Cyb3rPr0

I have somewhat the same problem. I am trying to upgrade my Redhat 7.3 to Fedora Core 2. Anaconda starts and goes through a couple of stages, "finding packages to upgrade", "resolving dependencies", etc... then after a while it hangs, still on CD1. I have a Compaq Deskpro 2000 (Pentium 166MHz, 128MB), the only extra gear I have installed is a Realtek NIC.

Did you manage to solve the problem yet?

- s

Last edited by salle76; 05-28-2004 at 03:08 AM.
Old 05-29-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
In order to solve the problem I followed the following steps:

1- init the first CD
2- when prompt (asking what you want to do) type any of this options:

linux noprobe (the best option when you have some problematic hardware)
linux expert (enter expert mode, in some cases it solve the problem)
nofb (NO Frame buffer)
text noprobe (the last opportunity, it would have to work)



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dell Latitude LM P166 40Mb Ram-will any distros with a GUI work? newtwolinux Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 09-29-2005 11:25 AM
cannot install linux on an old micron PC,200mz,32mb ram duah55 Linux - Newbie 5 03-20-2004 08:29 AM
Tell install I have 32MB video ram drlaz Linux - Newbie 1 03-17-2004 08:08 PM
Recommendation for a 32mb RAM install Jonasx Linux - Distributions 3 01-23-2004 12:54 PM
Redhat 7.1 Install, Anaconda Error? smoshea Linux - General 2 01-16-2003 08:54 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration