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Hi All New to the forum and to Linux. I am/was attempting to install Rad Hat 9 from the isos I got at linuxiso.org. First I tried dual boot with ...
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    Red Hat 9 and New User failure!!


    Hi All New to the forum and to Linux. I am/was attempting to install Rad Hat 9 from the isos I got at linuxiso.org. First I tried dual boot with Win XP Pro then Linux only. I did manage to basically duplicate the same issue when booting after install though, so I was consistent!!

    I used the GUI interface to install since I am not experienced enough to do by code. Full install e.g. Custom, Select All.

    After install and boot it basically goes to a shell with lots of lines:

    (beginning)
    *pde=00000000
    Oops: 0000

    (lots of lines of alpha/numeric stuff)

    Code ff 50 10 eb d0 90 99 (keeps running 99 till end of line)
    <0> Kernel panic Attempted to kill init!
    (end)

    CPU = Cereron 2.7
    RAM = 384
    drive = WD1200JB

    After 1st attempt it wouldn't boot to XP Pro either, not even in safe mode. So I formated XP out and made the whole drive for Linux and still same result.

    Thoughts?

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    I tried again this time doing the autoformat (thought that mey be my problem before) and it did the same thing. This time I wrote down all the info. Best I can figure out is there is a config malfunction but so far I don't have a clue what it is.

    Here is what I get when I try to boot:

    *pde=00000000
    Oops: 0000

    CPU: 0
    EIP: 0060:[<c010ab2c>] Not Tainted
    EFFlags: 00010002

    EIP is at disable_irq [kernel] 0x4c (2.4.20-8
    eax: 00000000 ebx: fffff680 ecx: ffffffed edx: c036ef80
    esi: 00000283 edi: 00000000 ebp: ffffffrd esp: d7fb9f48
    ds: 0008 es: 0068 ss: 0068
    Process swapper (pid: l, stackpage= d7b9000)
    stack ffffffed 00000000 c03c9c80 c01bd1fc ffffffed 00000000 c03c9a20 00000000
    c03c9e80 00000000 00000000 c01bdcd8 c03c9e80 00000000 00000028 00000001
    00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    call trace: [<c01bd1fc>] probe__hwif [kernel] 0x27c (0xd7fb9f54))
    [<c01bdcd8>] ideprobe_init [kernel] 0xb8 (0xd7fb9f74))
    [<c0105053>] init [kernel] 0x13 (0xd7fb9fd)
    [<c0105040>] init [kernel] 0x0 (0xd7fb9fe0))
    [<c010742d>] kernel_thread_helper [kernel] 0x5 (0xd7fb9ff0))

    Code: ff 50 10 eb d0 eb od 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
    <0> Kernel panic: attempted to kill init!

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    Is there some reason you're using the old RH instead of the new Fedora?

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    No, not really... I downloaded the ISOs for FC3 also and it crossed my mind last night that that would be the next try if there was no response here.

    For now myMy purpose for loading Linux is for the server functions but I would like to learn more about the rest of it. Been facinated with it since I ran across Knoppix a couple years ago.

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    just an up date hoping someone can help...

    I found out there is much more info than what I wrote above but I can't stop it to get it all... At this point Linux RH9 is all that is on that computer and it won't boot.

    I tried FC3 and didn't get very far. Got "Extracting files..." then "crc error... failure" right off the bat. I Googled that and read that Nero is not good for recording Linux ISO images. Tried reburning ISOs using ISO Recorder and same problem persists.

    Will I ever see Linux other than Knoppix!?

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    Fedora Core 4 was just released today. You might wanna try using that.

    If you get the same error there's probably a hardware problem with your CD burner.

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    Burning at lower speeds helps.
    I prefer 4x.
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    Just out of curiosity would the burning issue be the cause of the RH9 not booting also? At least it loaded... just gave me the Kernel Panic Attempting to kill init. error.

    Meanwhile I will try FC4 and see what happens. I appreciate the responses may take a week or so to try again as I am getting married Saturday and time is really getting tight ya know!

    thanks
    latcarf

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    Yes the burning speed could be the problem.

    I have seen strange things occur when burning at higher speeds.

    Congrats on the marriage.
    Takes more courage than I have.
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    Do you dsee Nero being a problem or should I use ISO Recorder? *g* I have never slowed down the burn but I will figure it out.

    thanks yes, courage lots lol....

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