Could someone Please explain why I am getting all of the redhat helpdesk questions. I don't even have it installed. This has been going on for at least two weeks and my mail host is ready to crash my hard drive because of all the unwanted mail.......
From: Mike Hansen [mailto:mgh520 yahoo com]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 2:46 PM
To: redhat-install-list redhat com
Subject: RedHat 6.1 installation reboots before writing partitions
I'm trying to install RedHat 6.1 from CD onto an AMD Athlon system with an FIC SD11 motherboard and a 10.2 GB Western Digital Caviar UDMA/66 drive. It seems I have a few things working against me here. The hardware compatibility list suggests that Athlon motherboards may be incompatible and a quick search of the mailing list archives suggests that UDMA/66 may be the problem.
I am using the graphic installation, custom install. Right after I define the partitions I want and click next, the GUI goes away and I'm left at a console that says the system is being shut down. There is no indication of any errors before that, except a missing security policy file for X which other postings here have said is no big deal. If I use the text installation, at the same point I get kicked out of the install program but I see a signal 11 error.
I don't understand the UDMA/66 problem. Is my motherboard forcing UDMA/66 and Linux cannot access the drive because of it? I have all of the bios settings relating to my drive set to AUTO DETECT, so it is in control. I suppose I could try to drop the drive down to UDMA/33 and see what happens, but I'd rather not impact NT performance just for the sake of having Linux on the same drive.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I could try next? I've noticed that the 6.1 installation can be a bit flakey but this fails at the same exact place everytime. The other thing I should mention is that I already have Windows NT 4.0 workstation installed (on an NTFS partition) on the same drive and I'm attempting to install Linux to unpartitioned free space. I am using the lastest boot image from the RedHat errata that says it fixes a problem in recognizing NTFS partitions. Thanks in advance!