Sorry to crosspost, I sent it to the networking group by mistake.
Please bear with me, I would really appreciate any suggestions.
I'm trying to install RH 7.1 on this machine and every time I
reinstall it behaves differently. I have NT4.0 on it, I've
repartitioned with partitionmagic to have a 132mb swap and a 2.9gb
ext2 partition. The notebook has a built in pad and 2 button mouse,
I've noted the graphics/sound card info. I set the bios to boot from
the cdrom drive first and I start.
I select the custom install, placing lilo on the first sector of the
ext2 partition (where I start it with the NT loader). I choose all
packages except the server ones. The install finishes fine, and then
it goes downhill fairly quickly.
On the reboot, I install the RH rpms for Xconfigurator and
mouseconfig. GNOME doesn't have any icons on the desktop (this time).
Before that the panel failed due to a segmentation fault. Prior to
that sawfish was not running, yet it was selected on the GNOME
What is the best way to isolate a problem? should I select a
barebones installation and work from that? What files could I move to
floppy for review? It is now so flaky that I would like to get to a
consistent state so that I can solve a problem before I move to
Would it help to create a separate boot partition as well? The
swap/ext2 partitions start after the 3gb NTFS partition.
Dale (remove -nospam for email replies)