I would like to share my RedHat 4.0 installation nighmare(s) in hopes
that someone else has fixed what I can not.
First, my setup. I am running an AMD 486-133, 40 MB RAM, 2x545 MB
Seagates, 210 MB Maxtor (all swap), ATI Xpression 64, onboard EIDE, 2 NE2000
ethernet cards, and Future Domain 1600 SCSI. The system used to run Slackware
3.0 without a hitch.
I attempted to setup RedHat 4.0 by FTP installation. The images I
used (from ftp.redhat.com, the fixed disk images) worked fine and I was able
to grab all the packages in about 30 mins. There were no errors until I
attempted to install lilo through the RedHat installer. It would return an
error message and hop back to the lilo installation menu.
This was a (somewhat) EZ fix when I realized that lilo.conf points to
/boot/vmlinuz not /boot/vmlinuz-2.18.0. With that corrected, I rebooted to a
series of missing library errors. I am unable to login (without a boot disk)
as one of the shared libraries (lib.so.1) is reported missing (even though it
is where is is supposed to be).
This is not an isolated error: I reinstalled RH4 from scratch with the
same result. My question: is the RedHat 4.0 FTP installation flawed and
missing more links than just the vmlinuz glitch?
Thanks in advance.