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Re: FW: RedHat 6.1 installation reboots before writing partitions

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michael wargin wrote:

> 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.......
> -----Original Message-----
> 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! Mike

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