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Old 05-01-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Installation Problem with Redhat Enterprise WS 4


Hello
I am trying to install RedHat Enterprise WS 4 from a bootable CD-ROM drive. After the options menu arrives, when I press 'Enter' key or use the different options like 'linux noprobe', 'linux nofb', my system reboots.

Hence I tried to write the diskboot.img image file on to a floppy using Rawrite but the image file is larger than 1.44MB.

I had loaded Suse 9.1 by choosing pcmcia off and it worked fine but not with RedHat

So can anyone give me suggestions as to how I can overcome this problem.

Thank you In advance

Suresh
 
Old 05-04-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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The .img file is for USB drives - the Linux 2.6 kernel is too big for a floppy disk. Aside from USB and CD, the other supported boot method is network booting with PXE.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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dear hob
thanks for the info on the .img file. But I haven't got a reply to my question as to how I can load the RedHat Enterprise 4 with 2.6 kernel on my pc since my BIOS is not supporting the installation. I had the same problem with Fedora. I was able to successfully load RedHat enterprise 3.

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Old 05-05-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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It sounds like a bug, so check bugzilla.redhat.com or Google for your specific mainboard.

One work-around is to set up a network boot service, if your machine supports PXE (most now do).
 
Old 05-07-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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thanks hob for your response. I succeded in loading Red hat enterprise ws4 by using the acpi=off command at the boot prompt. It is working fine now.

thanks once again

esuresh
 
  


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