Red Hat installation: how long should I wait?

Red Hat installation: how long should I wait?

Post by Robert Wilso » Fri, 04 Jul 1997 04:00:00

I'm trying to install Red Hat on a 25 Mhz 386.  HD (80 Mb) is
partitioned into a Linux sector and a swap sector.

All goes well on installation (from PCW cover disk) until after the bit
where I'm asked about partitioning the drive.  Then a screen comes up
saying that it's looking for installation files.  The HD does something
for a while, and the CD does something for a very short while, and then
nothing seems to happen at all.

Should I wait a long time for a new message, while it sorts out what to
install?  If so, how long could it conceivably take with a slow PC?

Is it broken?

Or is it confused because there is no DOS partition on the disk?

Robert Wilson


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