> Trying to install redhat5.0 via ftp. i can't retrieve the base/hdlist even if
> i fill in the correct path! As I don't see many problems like that listed in
> this newsgroup
> i think that almost nobody has linux on a laptop. (and in india you don't find
I did a RedHat 5.0 install on my laptop (via FTP) when RedHat 5.0
first came out. I eventually removed Winblows 95 and have only
run Linux on the machine for quite some time. I recently did a
RedHat 5.1 upgrade (via FTP) on the machine.
Quote:> linux at all in
> the computer shops, at least not in Chennai!)
The same can be said of computer shops here in the United States.
I live in California and only a few stores (grudgingly) carry
Linux. It is a function of profit margins and not so much of
market accessibility (though I will admit that accessibility is
playing a role here). I think that computer stores aren't seeing
the demand they want to see because they can't compete with
mail-order houses that sell Linux CDs for $2.50 + s/h. (It
appears that www.cheapbytes.com will send you RedHat 5.1 for
around 1300 rupee).
Quote:> I see the message "retrieving base/hdlist" but then it goes back to the panel
> where i have to fill in the ftp site with directory.
> What am i doing wrong? Maybe the install program is wrong?
This is almost always caused by the wrong FTP site or directory.
If I remember correctly, the instructions are rather unclear on
what directory should be used, and I believe it should be the
directory that holds the "RedHat" main directory, so if you want
to install from ftp.redhat.com, you should put
"/pub/redhat/redhat-5.1/i386/". I remember not getting my
directory right the first three or four times when I did my first
RedHat install via FTP.
The second most likely cause is that it couldn't connect to the
FTP server. If you are trying to do an install over internet,
remember that everyone has been trying to install 5.1. You are
going to have problems connecting unless you use a less traffic'd
mirror. I did an install from ftp.cdrom.com (one of the most
powerful mirrors 'round here) and still had problems connecting.