I'm trying to install RedHat 5.2 on a GW2K 266MHZ P-II, 128MB RAM, one
IDE, one SCSI disk,
Adaptec 2940 controller and SCSI CD-ROM.
Specifically, I want to install on the 9GB SCSI disk (Win 95 is already
on the IDE disk), and
I've installed System Commander.
RedHat install boots from the CD-ROM, finds all the devices, and lets me
disk and select packages to install. It then starts installing
packages. So far, so good.
However--and I have tried this half a dozen times--the system locks up
at a random
point in the install and never finishes. Sometimes it's only after a
couple of minutes,
other times, its after 15 minutes. The lockup is never at the same
place, and I've
tried two different RedHat CD's. (When I say "never finishes" I mean
that I have left it
sit as long as overnight.)
Since the load never finishes, I don't have a bootable system
afterwards, and no
access to what might have been written to the install logfile.
Presumably, this is a hardware problem, but I have no way of pinpointing
Is there a way to boot to single-user from the CD-ROM and get a shell to
incomplete filesystems, so I can look for the install log?
Tim Evans | E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
(302) 695-9353/8638 (FAX) | P.O. Box 80357