I'm getting a "couldn't get a free page" message when installing.
This message shows on the Alt-F4 screen.
I'm installing RedHat 4.2 from a store-bought RedHat
software package (not bundled with a "regular" book,
just 250 page guide).
The system is a 486-25 with 8MB of RAM and a
730MB Quantum SCSI-2 HDD. The CDROM drive
is a Mountain CD7 changer (I'm only using disc
tray 1, and it accesses the drive just fine for the
install up to the point where I get the above message).
I switch to Alt-F4 to see this message after the Alt-F1
screen remains stationary for a long period of time.
The SCSI controller is an old clone (Tekram) that has
caching enabled (for some reason, I used to be able
to get into the Tekram configuration on boot-up
by pressing F2 or F6 to enable/disable disk caching
and setup other SCSI parameters, but can't now, so
I'm stuck with caching enabled on the hard disk
I get the error while installing packages during the
initial install. At first, I selected "Everything" and had
a 95MB swap partition. Then I tried selecting just
Emacs and NFS and using about a 140MB swap
partition. Results were the same.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and
thanks in advance to anyone who can help!