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Old 10-10-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing Red Hat 9 Help!


I am a complete Linux newbie but I really want to learn and try it out but I am having a problem installing Red Hat 9, once I get the the option of installing with graphical mode or text mode of course i pick grphical mode because im am a linux nub and i wouldnt know what to do with text mode ne ways right after i pick graphical mode i get a Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init!, so far i have takin out all my hardware and replaced it except my memory, tried red hat 8 with same result i dont know if maybe its my memory but id like to get this working ]= so any help will be appreciated

so far i have tried swapping memory, cd-roms, and network cards and so far im unsucessful

i tried using linux noprobe and it loads 2 files the screen displays something like this
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Loading vmlinuz......................................................................
Loading initrd.img.......................................................................
something flashes down here but its to fast and i cant pause it in time to see but i think it might be "done

after that the screen flashes keyboards light blink and i get Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init!
 
Old 10-10-2003, 12:41 PM   #2
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How much memory have you got - how old is your computer - any specs like graphics card etc?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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I have a Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra (black edition) motherboard, a AMD Athlon xp 2400, Geforce 4 mx440 64mb graphics card, 256 mb pc2700 ddr ram, 60 gig maxtor hard drive, yamaha cd burner, dvd-rom, and 3 1/2 in. floppy
 
Old 10-10-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Grimmy

This is what is called 'double posting'. The thread with 8 replies so far is here. By double posting you end up with 2 lots of, potentially identical, advice.

Please take the time to refresh your knowledge of the rules of this forum. I expect a mod will close this thread.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 01:55 PM   #5
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Yes, I am sorry for that but I really need help and this section of the forum seemed to have more people who know what they are talking about. I have been trying to install for 2 days straight now and its getting quite irritating so I am trying to get as much help as possible and so far no advice has been the same
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:08 PM   #6
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If you think you have posted in the wrong forum, you should contact a mod and ask for it to be moved.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:12 PM   #7
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Ya well shit happens, and I am now understanding why windows dominates the market
 
Old 10-10-2003, 02:52 PM   #8
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Windows doesn't dominate because of this. The Red Hat install is extremely simple. Check your md5sums (as I said on the original post) and, if necessary rdownload them.

Driver manufacturers write their drivers mostly for Windows, they are slowly coming around.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:55 PM   #9
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my disks are 100% fine i have checked them and ran them on different machines, there is only 3 things i can think of that maybe the problem and thats hard drive or possible video card or it doesnt like my cmos settings
 
Old 10-10-2003, 05:55 PM   #10
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i have tried mandrake and the same error occurs i think im about to give up on linux
 
Old 10-10-2003, 06:50 PM   #11
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ok i have tested a new hard drive, memory, video card, cd-rom, network card all possible thing to be swapped it works on my pentium 4 2.0, amd athlon 1200, amd athlon 1600, but for some reason it doesnt like my soyo dragon kt400 ultra is there any cmos settings that anyone knows of that might cause this problem?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 10:26 PM   #12
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FIXED [= disabling raid and my onboard ethernet solved the problem thanks for everyones help
 
  


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