Re: Fedora 6 install problems

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--- Timothy Murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

> Ivan Kronkvist wrote:
> 
> > I bought a new PC (Dell Dimension w/ Pentium D)
> and
> > installed Fedora 6 on it. All went fine and after
> the
> > install the system was rebooted and I was able to
> log
> > on. I then did shutdown and when I tried to boot
> up
> > the next day, the bootup process hung after
> enabling
> > disk quotas. I searched the archive and found a
> > similar post that suggested that the graphics
> wasn't
> > working. I rebooted with linux rescue, changed the
> > runlevel to 3 in inittab, and now I saw a stack
> trace
> > and a Segmentation Fault for the line in
> rc.sysinit
> > that does a rm -rf on a bunch of things in /tmp.
> > 
> > I have tried to reinstall, but my original DVD
> didn't
> > work, the install got hung while resolving
> > dependencies of the packets I want to install. I
> have
> > downloaded Fedora 6 another 4 times and burned new
> > DVDs, but the installation process complains on
> each
> > of them that the DVD image is broken when I test
> the
> > DVD before starting to install. (the original DVD
> > passed before my initial install, but since has
> the
> > same problem when I test it.) If I try to install
> from
> > any of these DVDs, the install still hangs when
> > resolving packages.
> > 
> > I don't know if there is a hardware problem. It
> seems
> > hard to imagine since it is a brand new PC and
> before
> > I even started install linux, I booted up with the
> > Windows XP that it came with and everything
> appeared
> > to be fine. However, trying to reinstall Windows
> XP
> > from the DVD I got in the purchase also fails. It
> > somehow hangs while booting from the DVD giving me
> a
> > blank screen.
> > 
> > Any help or hints are welcome. I have installed
> RedHat
> > on numerous PC's some years ago and never had any
> > problems at all.
> 
> Personally, if I had that much trouble I would try
> installing from the hard disk, if you have enough
> space on it.

I have plenty space, but how do I get the install
image on there if I cannot boot up? 

> Also I'd try running in text mode,
> and disable selinux if the opportunity arose.

I'll try that.

> I had some trouble with Anaconda and CDs in Fedora
> 5,
> but I cleaned all my CD readers and writers with a
> cheap lens cleaner,
> and didn't have the same problems with Fedora 6.
> However, that could perfectly well be a fluke.

I can write other DVDs fine, except for the Fedora 6
X86 64 install DVD.

> 
> -- 
> Timothy Murphy  
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> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College,
> Dublin 2, Ireland
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