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Old 05-22-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
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Installing Red Hat 4 enterprise server on core 2 duo machine

I have problems in rhes 4 installation on core 2 duo machine.

I am using core 2 duo processor (E6320) 2 GB DDR2 Kingstone RAM, 250 GB SATA Maxtor Harddisk, ASUS P5B-VM SE Motherboard with on board Attansic NIC, and Lite On CD/DVD.

Soon after I booted from my cd it hangs on Probing PCI hardware bus 00. When put parameter linux pci=nommconf it asks me

What type of media contains the packages to be installed?

with options :

Hard drive
NFS image

But when I choosed CDROM it returned error message 'No driver found'

I tried to install on my old machine (Pentium 3) and it works fine.
What cound be the problem?
Could anyone help me please?
Old 05-22-2007, 07:02 AM   #2
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Try installing by using; linux all-generic-ide noprobe noapic

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Old 06-03-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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Problem with your SATA


I too faced the same problem like you are facing now

actually the problem is with SATA HDD

Because RHEL-4 is currently not reconizing the SATA HDD

even you have option if you can

if have knowledge about CMOS setup of the system

go to CMOS

then select the hdd option there you need to set SATA HDD

in Legacy mode

then you have chances to Install RHEL 4

But as per as my knowledge is concerned its not possible to

Install RHEL-4 on SATA HDD

if you have Fedora Core 6 CD then you can easily install

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Old 05-23-2009, 06:44 AM   #4
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Installing rhel 4 on sata hdd

I have the same problem previously.Then i go to bios & change the sata configuration to compatible mode in place of enhanced.Then installed rhel 4 with command "linux all-generic-ide" at linux boot.My os got installed on sata hdd without any problem also working properly but only problem my sata DVDRW is not getting detected in linux mode.
But its working perfectly in windows.

Can any one help ?

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Old 05-23-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Basically RHEL4 predates sata. The easiest way out is just to move to RHEL5. If you do not have a subscription (or do not want to pay for one), look at Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is built from the same source code (sans logos) and is free to download/update (unlike RHEL). Currently Centos/RHEL is on 5.3 .
Old 05-25-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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I can use rhel5 but my problem is, most of my software's are only compatible with rhel4. So it difficult to upgrade rhel4 to rhel5.Thanks


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