well in the end ... i found out that RAM !! (yeah, i am not bluffing) was
to blame for this behavior ... seems like windows while installing doesnt
check RAM block by block whereas Linux does ... if while installation it
encounters a bad allocation block etc on the RAM, the installation just
dies ... without any sort of errors or anything of that sort ...
so what i would suggest u do is ... if u r dual booting Win and Linux,
backup everything ... ( just in case anything goes wrong), do a low level
format of ur hard disk (just an option), change the RAM and give it
another go ... let me know if it works out ... it definitely worked for me
To get it working I had to rerun the install about 4 times because I have'nt
a clue really.
- I had to turn the X Graphic login OFF because it did'nt display at
all at the login screen - just brief flashes / duststorm, etc.
- I had to select Generic mouse PS2 (emulate 3 buttons) (instead of
Microsoft PS2) because my mouse would'nt work.
- selecting custom install and picking what packages , ie Gopher, KDE,
etc, etc, to install meant that I got the same problem as
solution: reinstall and create a big /usr partition of about
this solved my problems and Linux has installed successfully now. My
graphic login still is'nt there
I login using command line
then issue command "startx" to open xwindows.
good luck if this helps..
Hi, got a 486 system, with 2 hard drives, maxtor and a WD.
I'm insalling via a WD 260 meg HD (Dos)
it reads from the dos rpms directory,
I choose what files I want, it then tells me about the log file,
then gives me a dialog box: "Fatal error opening RPM database"
When I look at Console 4, this message comes up 3 times:
Unable to Load NLS charset cp437(nls_cp437)
If anyone can point me to the right direction, I'd really appreaciate
William R. Ottley