Thread: redhat installation
January 18th, 2003, 01:20 PM #1
i am installing redhad 7.1 on an alpha box. i have never done an install before. stuck in cd 1 and it just came up with a prompt. tried doing the dqa0 -flags 0 command and it just rebooted. isnt there a boot floppy i can download somewhere? any tips or anything at all?
January 18th, 2003, 02:01 PM #2
i am not familiar with alpha but all i can say is did you check the integrity of the images before you burned them? well this is if you downloaded the images and made them yourself.
also, what kind of prompt are you getting? you can defintely get a boot floppy i would imagine or make one. im sure there will be more info posted.
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January 18th, 2003, 02:03 PM #3
You can make one with the Red Hat disk using rawwrite....but if the CD is presenting you with a prompt then it is booting. Is it asking you for which kernel to boot and install? Have you tried hitting F2 or F3 at the prompt to see if it will present flags or options.
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January 18th, 2003, 02:24 PM #6
ok i just found a bootlx file on the ftp server. what do you think i do with taht? it is the only file in the boot directory
January 18th, 2003, 02:28 PM #7
whoa....i just took that floppy back to the alpha box and when i had left it 20 minutes ago, i was running misc commands i found with ls. the last one was "start" well when i get back there, i still have the >>> prompt, but the cdrom light and all the lights down the down are flashing and it is making working noises. any hints?
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