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i am trying to install redhat linux 9.0 on a pentium 4 system. during installation the system shutsdown.i cant figure out what the problem is....
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    system shutsdown while installing redhat linux 9.0


    i am trying to install redhat linux 9.0 on a pentium 4 system.

    during installation the system shutsdown.i cant figure out what the problem is.

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    Most likely a hardware problem. Any more details?
    Error messages?

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    the system does not shutdown gracefully i.e. it just shuts off as though someone removed the power cable.

    after that when i try to start it using the power button it does not for a few minutes.

    the instalation reaches about halfway when installing the packages

    it is an assembled PC.installed from a CD.its not a retail version.

    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by focussys
    i am trying to install redhat linux 9.0 on a pentium 4 system.
    Why? Redhat 9 is very old. Is there a particular reason you're not trying to install something newer such as Fedora Core 5 or CentOS 4.3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by focussys
    the system does not shutdown gracefully i.e. it just shuts off as though someone removed the power cable.
    Is your system connected to a UPS(battery back up)?
    It might be the problem

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    no particular resaon to install redhat 9.0

    but i would like to figure out what this problem is.

    the system works fine running windows xp.so i dont think it is a hardware fault.


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