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

(1) If it was something like "received signal 11" then you most 
likely have some bad hardware (memory, CPU, motherboard are
all candidates).

(2) Dunno what distribution you have but it sounds really old.
Red Hat's latest is 7.2 with 7.3 imminent.  Don't waste your
time with obsolete software.

-- Rod

On Tuesday 30 April 2002 07:45 pm, Thomas Burton wrote:
> 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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