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[vox-tech] Newbie needs help w/ redhat install



Hello boyz and girlz, men and women.
 
I attended the alice mtg last month and found religion.  But I am a newbie who is trying to install redhat  (I know, I can rely on the next installfest, but attepting to do on my own) on a 486 box a friend bequeathed me. So I am going w/ the distro supplied w/ the "learning redhat linux" by oreilly. Dont know the version but when installing sez 2.0; is this the kernal or the version? I couldnt say.
 
Anyway, have tried to install w/ custom, workstation and server options. In each case, install shuts down anywhere between 46+/- mb and 270+/- mb with error msg to the effect of "install exited abnormally -- received signal?" and the susequent shutting down of the various install files.
 
Particulars of the box:
 
cpu                        ibm6x86l pr200+ 150 mhz
mboard                  mk78178991 w/ award bios 1995 pci/pnp 586, v 5.2a
chipset                  vxpro pc82ca37vxt
memory                 32 mb total edo by sieman 2 sticks, and crystal 332-b sticks
hd                         quantum 1280 at ide
modem                  isa slot, rockwell 95 l3u/g chip, smart one model 336 flx
cdrom                    standard
fd                           standard
mouse                   ps/2 on card w/ game console port
 
So what ideas does the collective consciousness think re the inability for complete install?
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Tom.
 
 
 


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