I finally got a good copy of the ISO image from the net - the md5sum matches
perfectly. Then I wrote the image to CD by ensuring that it was "ISO 9660"
file format in the "Easy CD Creator". It works perfectly.
So my problems were: The disks that were written in Microsoft Joliet format
(as opposed to straight ISO 9660) didn't work, and the disk that came from
an ISO image, I found that the md5sum didn't match, so that disk did not
work. They all do the same thing ... "Lizard fails".
So it pays to always run md5sum, even if the Explorer says "Download
complete" and everything looks like it's OK. Also, I will always specify ISO
9660 in future.
> Have looked into Caldera's install options. From talking to some friends
> looks like this is a common problem and will result in having to use the
> special options to avoid certain hardware probes.
> > I am trying out Caldera Linux v3.11 with nothing but bad luck.
> > I have now tried it on two totally different PC's (a P150 and a
> > In both cases, no matter what installation type I choose (server or
> > workstation, graphic or non-graphic, etc) it dies as it starts up
> > says that I may have some hardware that is incompatible (but doesn't say
> > what hardware!). On the P150 I even removed the modem and sound card,
> > leaving only two NIC's, the hard drive, and a floppy drive.
> > Is Caldera always this grumpy? I have never once had a problem with the
> > Linux Redhat installations that I've done, but now I can't even get
> > to install on either PC.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Tom