I'm trying to install RH6.0 from CDROM but can't get any further than
selecting "installation class -- workstation" or if selecting
"custom" installation I can't get any further than "Disk Setup." In
either case the error message is the same: "error occurred reading the
partiion table for the block device /tmp/hda. The error was: Device not
I'm trying to set up a dual boot system with Win98 in a primary
partion and linux in a couple of logical partitions. I have contacted
support at RH. They said to enter boot parameters for my Quantum
Fireball KX 13GB IDE drive along the lines of the following: 'linux
hda=1666,255,63'. The numbers corresponding to the
cylinders/heads/sectors I came up with as best I could from Partition
Magic reading my hard drive; I'm not sure if they're right or not but
they seem reasonable. Tried finding the right parameters at the Quantum
site but haven't been
successful yet. RH support also suggested that I enable LBA in BIOS.
They didn't seem to think it would be likely that I would corrupt any
data in the process. I'm a little nervous doing that without backing up
first, which wouldn't be a casual effort. I hear it's a good way to
loose data you were trying to keep. RH also suggested creating a /boot
partition within the 1024th cylinder for boot sector calculation issues.
This has all been done, still no-go.
System boot messages following running vmlinuz... pause after
finding PII4X IDE controller and then trying to(,,,mount? I guess)hda.
System returns "hda no response (status=0xff)."
I'm using BIOS 4W4SB0x0.15A.0013.P08 on an Intel PIII 500.
1. Has anyone out there managed to dual boot on a hd greater than 8GB?
If so, how?
2. Has anyone enabled LBA without hosing legacy data or should I expect
that and take appropriate measures?
3. What is at the core of this problem? Is it an RH thing, a Linux
thing, a my-version-of-BIOS thing, a hard drive thing, an IDE controller
thing (this was suggested in another thread I read in this forum), or
some combination of one or more of the above thing?
Sorry this is so long but I'm hoping someone else has already been
through exactly the same thing and succeeded.
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