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.......
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
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!