I have one system here as follows:
Ambra 486SLC-50 (no coprocessor)
WD/Paradise Video Card
10 Meg Memory
IDE 329 MB Maxtor Drive
GVC NE2000 ethernet
SB16 Sound Blaster
Logicode Quicktel 28.8
Now, when I attempt to install anything on my system, I get persistent crc
errors. I tried to install slackware from disk and a hard drive partition,
but gzip reported, again, crc errors, and I am certain that the disks were
fine. I tried to do an ftp install of Red Hat, and crc errors were reported
there as well.
I took several steps to isolate the problem. First, I made the slackware
floppies on another computer that I knew to be completely reliable. The
results were the same. Then, I removed all unnecessary hardware, but
there was no difference in the problem.
Finally, I removed my hard drive and network card. I installed them both
on my Pentium, and I executed a flawless install of Red Hat via ftp. The
system runs perfectly, but, when I try to install any package, I get
persistent crc errors again. Obviously, this is, in some way,
related to my computer hardware. I would appreciate any suggestions.
University of Pennsylvania
"I have become Death, the shatterer of worlds."