>Im tring to install Red Hat 4.1 on my
>Wearnes CDD-120 CD-ROM
>I run autoboot.bat to run setup and everything goes fine untill i get to
>the "Making ext2 Filesystem on /dev/hda2" it reads the CD and copies files
>to the HD for about 5 min. and then the HD starts clicking on and off like
>every half second and just sits there. I let this go on for 3 DAYS! And
>still nothing. Whats wrong???
>My 386 has an old bios and i use EZ-Drive to boot the 420HD. Linux
>recongizes it just fine. I have no problems with booting off the CD and
>partitionting it goes fine. ???
I had similar problems with my friend's pentium, so it's not
necessarily the old BIOS. the Pentium is a NEC machine, if it's any
help to anyone. The really strange thing is that the first time it
started installing a few packages before the freeze. That was repeated
several times and stopped in exactly the same spot each time. Then I
recopied all the files back to the win95 partition (Off of my
computer, after plugging the HD in). After that, it wouldn't even get
past "setting up the ext2 FS"! No clue what's happening... My only
guess is some bizzare hardware conflict, but that doesn't explain 2
different places for the crash.