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Hello friends, I installed linux first and it worked completely and then crashed while doing the post install configuration. Gave a debug message and I saved it to floppy but ...
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    Linux installed on 4th try


    Hello friends,
    I installed linux first and it worked completely and then crashed while doing the post install configuration. Gave a debug message and I saved it to floppy but apparently the save didn't happen. Then I tried to install it again and this time if failed while on find-util-(some verion) the find and xargs files. ONce again in the next installation it failed at the same place. 4th time I installed in text mode and it worked. However after starting it crashed when I ran a command in a terminal. Please tell me what would be the possible causes of these errors. Do I have to set the harddisk type to 'LBA' or something for the installation to work. Can someone please tell me which log files should I check to find out what is happening. Or is there some way to debug to understand what is happening.

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    How old is your hard drive and motherboard?
    How do you mean that it crashes when you run a command on the terminal? Do you get an error message and does the kernel panic (indicated by blinking caps lock and scroll lock LEDs)?

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    I would verify that the md5sum of your iso's is the same that the site supplies with them.

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    If it installs RPMs, the installation should check that each RPM's md5sum is correct, so that shouldn't be necessary.

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    Ahh I didn't know he was installing redhat. Redhat 7.3 install didn't check the md5sum for me during install. I had to do a force check after the installation crashed by typing verify at the prompt. It turned out to be a bad cd after all. Maybe my install program was screwed up since the iso was bad.

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    Ahh I didn't know he was installing redhat.
    Neither did I, actually. I was just guessing it might be a RPM-based distribution.
    Are you really sure that RH7.3 didn't check the MD5 sums? The whole point of having them is that they should be checked, so that seems only stupid.

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    Yeah I am sure it didn't check them. Had to manual run the verify process before installation. Like I said though, the install was already messed up so that maybe be a reason why it wasn't doing that correctly.

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    Well I was trying to installing Red Hat 8.0. I booted linux today too and it crashed during fsck check. However, I gave up and then installed 7.3 and it worked like a dream. It installed smoothly and my first try of KDE went very well. :P Anyway I didn't know about MD5 signature checking. My motherboard is 2 yrs old Socket 370 Intel 815e and hard disk a day old. When it crashed the screen just froze, no blinking or anything.

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