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Re: 8.0 install



Hi,

Try running 'memtest'  http://www.memtest86.com/
and test your ram.

Kevin Brouelette, RHCE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marek" <pawinski telkomsa net>
To: <psyche-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: 8.0 install


> On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 10:14:40 -0800
> "Kevin Brouelette" <kevin texum com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I had to attempt to reinstall 8.0 on a machine that had it working before. Looks
like i
> > installed too much junk and the x server crashed badly amongst other things.
> > >
> > > Here's the problem.
> > >
> > > I get to the part where the partitions are to be formated and the installation
crashes
> > after it comes to the end of formating the last partition.
> > >
> > > Basically nothing will install, i have tried a few different os's.
> > >
> > > I might have messed up my disk by fdisking it with a win 95 disk and formating, or
my
> > mbr is messed up.
> > >
> > > Any ideas ?
> > >
> > > Marek
> >
> > Hello,
> > Depending on the hard drive brand you can go the their site and get a software to
create a
> > bootable
> > floppy that will run diagnostics on the drive to see if it's bad.  If it tests good
then
> > you may have something
> > else going on with your hardware.
> >   Another thing you can try is booting the install media and type 'linux text' and
press
> > enter
> > to do a text install.  On machines where the GUI installer won't run this can help.
If it
> > does
> > break on the install, press 'ctrl-alt-F4' to see any kernel messages that may give you
a
> > clue.
> > As a last resort, boot the install media and type 'linux rescue' and hit enter a few
times
> > to get to a
> > prompt.  You can completly wipe the drive with the following command [assuming your
drive
> > is hda]
> >
> > cat /dev/zero > /dev/hda
> >
> > and wait for the process to finish.  This will blow away all partitions/mbr etc.
Reboot
> > the install
> > media and try to install 8.0 again [It will say you need to initialize the drive, say
> > 'yes']
> >
> > Those are my few ideas and I hope that is helpful.
> >
> > Kevin Brouelette, RHCE
> >
> >
> >
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> Ok thanx i am trying that now. Just forgot to mention that when i run a live knoppix
disk it boots up ok but after a while i get this error, memory:c:00 bad pmd 000080000
>
> Marek
>
>
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