Linux install problem
I am trying to install Red Hat 9.0 on a hard drive that previously had Win 98. I have not formatted the hard drive. When I enter the BIOS and make the CD the bootable disk I get the following error code:
Disk error 01, AX = 429B,9F
and I cannot proceed with the install.
I tried an earlier CD version of Linux as well and get the same error message.
The hard drive on which I want to load Linux is a Western Digital 30 GB IDE drive.
The drive I am using to load Linux is a standard AOpen 40X CD.
Can someone help please?
Looking round the web I found that maybe your disk is corrupt.
You could ether download another redhat9 cd and check the md5sum, and burn at x10, or you could go with a newer distro like Fedora Core 2 or 3 which are newer distros based on the redhat kernal;
hope this helps;
The Red Hat disks have an option also to perform a media check. I would try that.
You could try making a floppy and booting from that, though you won't get far if the cd is bad.
I believe my problem is no with the CD. I have made a boot disk and will try installing from that.
Thanks for the help-