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install exited abnormally -- received signal 11



hi everyone,
 
i'm a newbie here and would really appriciate some help.
 
i put a new 80GB hard drive on an old e-machine an (etower|400id) and --oops!--ran the Seagate installation disk that came with the HD, which only had windows format options. i ran a few of them ('98, Me, and XP) and then tried to install Red Hat Linux 9.
 
a CompUSA person told me i shouldn't have done that. oh hell.
 
Now, whenever i try to run anaconda, no mater what bios configuration i try, the install exits abnormally.
linux rescue won't install either so i can't use fdisk or anything beyond the boot: prompt.
 
i'm afraid the various windows formats i tried are screwing up anaconda's attempts to create the partitions it needs.
 
please help?
 
sincerely,
    AJAX
 

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