I just ordered RH 5.1, and set about installing it last weekend. I've
got standard pc hardware, intel pci motherboard + pentium, ide and udma
disks, atapi cdrom . . . standard stuff. Every time I try the bootdisk,
it gets a few lines past 'calibrating delay loop', and then reboots. I
had an old (1995) set of distributions with slackware, debian, and red hat
on it, so I generated boot and root disks from all three, and get the same
thing (actually, the older ones die right on the delay loop line, but the
new RH goes past that).
I went into the bios and reset each screen to the defaults in turn and
tried to boot. Same thing. I unplugged both of my hard drives and told
the bios not to even check for them; same thing. I booted from the cdrom;
same thing. I took out the video card and stuck in this old Tseng-chipset
SVGA card; same thing.
I'm stumped, and I'm sick of windows for a variety of reasons. Anyone
got any ideas?
intel motherboard, intel tx chipset
pentium 200 mmx
32mb 70ns ram
1.2 mb conner ide hd
5.7 mb maxtor udma hd
Diamond Stealth 3d 2k, 4 mb