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hey, iv recently tried to do a clean installation of red Hat 9.0 on a 40gig hdd, there is no other partitions/OS's on it, i get as far as the ...
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    clean installation of Red Hat 9.0


    hey, iv recently tried to do a clean installation of red Hat 9.0 on a 40gig hdd, there is no other partitions/OS's on it, i get as far as the root access password(just before the main installation) as soon as i click next, anaconda automatically terminates. i cant figure out the problem. im thinking that the problem may be the auto partition, any help?
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    the best idea I can give you is to check the filesystems that it created by itself. Personally I hate letting it autopartition anything, so I would manually partition it instead of letting it handle it. See what happens then...

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    sounds like there may be a problem with your RAM (do you see any messages mentioning sig11 or sigrev11 ?


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    yeah, i usually get a termanation signal 11 or 6

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    sig 11 are normally caused by problems with RAM. I'm not sure if it was included withe Redhat 9, but see if you can test your RAM with memtester.

    With Fedora (an off shoot of Redhat) you can boot from CD1, of the install CDs, and at the first prompt (by pressing the F keys mentioned in the prompts) enter a command to run a memory testing utility.

    See if you have it with your Redhat.

    have fun

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    k, il try that 2nite, thx

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    no memtest with redhat 9.0

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    go here :- http://linux.maruhn.com/sec/memtest86.html
    and select a suitable rpm to download. And then run (you may have to download it onto a different PC and the create a floppy or CD to run on your own PC).

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    ok, ill try that tonight

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