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
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!