I posted my despair in previous threads, in which I described how RedHat 7.2
would not install on my 80GB RAID array.
I use the custom install floppy and drivers from the manufacturer, designed
for RH7.2, and indeed the drive is seen with all existing partitions on it,
I can resize, format... and start the install process, that randomly crashes
after 300-700 MB with a message "abnormal install termination, - recieving
signal 11", then I am prompted to safely reboot.
I disabled the HPT controller in the motherboard BIOS and put a single IBM
60GXP on IDE1. I booted from the CD, autoformatted the drive (50MB for
/boot, 3 GB for / and 1 GB for the swap drive, and guess what, the install
crashed after 500MB. I was installing in grahical mode this time so I cught
some install log before it went down. It went something like :
Starting X 1...2...3...4...5 Success
So it seems it has something to do with the fact X server is installed
correctly, but is not configured correctly, although my VGA card (Asus
V7700) and monitor (Sony Multiscan 420GS) are detected correctly.
I then tried to install Mandrake 8.1 on that sigle drive. The install
process went fine except for one package (ppp something), but as I rebooted,
I ended at the prompt line with the penguin above, but the screen was
blinking for 5 minutes before I got a message that somethzing was respawning
too fast and was disabled for 5 minutes. I logged in as root, started X and
it crashed (modules "bitmap" and "pcidata" could not be found...)
What am I doing wrong ???
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