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  1. #1

    Problem installing redhat 9

    Alright here i go >_>
    For starters the system is this
    500 mhz Celeron slot 1 (might be overclocked from 333, im not really sure)
    128 mb ram
    6.3 gb harddrive (no partitions)
    bootable cdrw
    broken floppy chipset

    Alright i can boot the installer from the cd of redhat 9.0 of which i downloaded from linux. i get the install screen and i have tried to install using multiple settings the problems i get most commonly are as follow

    "Uncomperssing linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
    _" freezes with blinking cmd line


    "Bad EIP value"


    "Code: 8b 44 24 18 ff 08 ff 74 24 10 9d c7 47 14 01 00 00 00 89 18
    <0>Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
    In idle task - not syncing"

    the later is probably the most common

    I'm a bigtime noob to linux and have no idea what to do, from what ive seen on a few posts my best assumption is that there is something wrong with memory management or a kernel problem, i have tried combinations of the following commands, most of which led to one of the previous 3 errors


    if anyone could help me i would be greatful

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    Linux Newbie zdawg's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    The version you d/l is for x86 (i.e.i386,i486, etc.) right? Also the version matches your architecture?
    Me & Myself just ganged up on I....... Now We all have problems..and none of Us are speaking!
    bash-3.00$ uname -a
    SunOS sparky 5.11 OpenSolaris-swa sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise

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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Have you got a network card or something in the system? If so take it out and see if it boots seems like bad hardware from what I have found from a quick search.

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    Linux Engineer
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    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    turn off PnP OS in your bios

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