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Hello- I am trying to install Red Hat 9.0 on a hard drive that previously had Win 98. I have not formatted the hard drive. When I enter the BIOS ...
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    Linux install problem


    Hello-
    I am trying to install Red Hat 9.0 on a hard drive that previously had Win 98. I have not formatted the hard drive. When I enter the BIOS and make the CD the bootable disk I get the following error code:
    isolinux:
    Disk error 01, AX = 429B,9F
    and I cannot proceed with the install.
    I tried an earlier CD version of Linux as well and get the same error message.
    The hard drive on which I want to load Linux is a Western Digital 30 GB IDE drive.
    The drive I am using to load Linux is a standard AOpen 40X CD.
    Can someone help please?
    Thanks-

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    Looking round the web I found that maybe your disk is corrupt.
    You could ether download another redhat9 cd and check the md5sum, and burn at x10, or you could go with a newer distro like Fedora Core 2 or 3 which are newer distros based on the redhat kernal;

    hope this helps;

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    The Red Hat disks have an option also to perform a media check. I would try that.
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    You could try making a floppy and booting from that, though you won't get far if the cd is bad.

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    Hello all-
    I believe my problem is no with the CD. I have made a boot disk and will try installing from that.

    Thanks for the help-

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