A few days ago I registered my difficulties on getting R5 to install on
my Supermac C600. Several replies were posted, however none of the
proposed solutions resolved my difficulties. I appreciate the efforts,
but I'm beginning to think there is no easy solution to the problem. I'm
using R4 with only occasional lock-ups (Netscape), but still no R5.
Interestingly, now when I try to boot using the CD-ROM installer, X
windows fails to start and I get the RedHat intstaller. But when I
select the CD-ROM for the installation source, RedHat tries to mount the
CD-ROM and it fails, with a message stating that the CD-ROM drive is
If I select the hard drive partition on which I have the install files
copied (according to the work around on the linux.com home page) the
installer attempts to load the second stage ramdisk (or maybe it's a
filesystem, can't recall at the moment), then I get knocked out of the
redhat installer to a blank black line at the bottom of the screen.
CTRL-Z gets me into a shell. If I type 'install' the redhat installer
comes back, but all the letters are gray instead of black. No clue what
So, is there a way to intall R5 onto additional partitions that I have
set up from *within* R4? R4 seems fairly stable and if I can use the
installer from an R4 xterm that might do the trick for me. My linux set
up at this point is:
hda9 = R4 root
hda10= R4 swap
hda5 (500m), hda6 (300m), hda7 (200m), and hda8 (100m) are available for
Thanks for any suggestions.