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Hi !
I´m trying to install Red Hat 4.0 for the very first time. I have get
RED HAT from the RED HAT FTP and are now trying to install it from
my hard drive.

First the Redhat installation finds all my stuff, it´s a ordinary ide
disk (MAXTOR /71260 AT) and a 4x NEC 273 ide CD. My first partition is
a dos/win95 partition and my second/third partition is my red hat
partitions.
I have no scsi disks.
When I put in the supplementary disk and the Redhat installation
are scanning for packages, I get this:

comps error
indexhtml at line 321 dne
indexhtml at line 363 dne
indexhtml at line 405 dne
indexhtml at line 460 dne
indexhtml at line 500 dne

I have downloaded a new indexhtml-4.0-1.i386.rpm
But there is nothing wrong with that file.

If I push ALT F3 and ALT F4 , I get this information:

HDIO_GETGEQ ioctl failed - problably cd or tape

Ramdisk: compressed image found at block 500

hdc: media changed
hdc: tray open or drive not ready
VFS: Disk change detected on device 16:00
hdc: tray open or drive not ready
hdc: tray open
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00, sector 3
failed to pkgread heaer indexh~1.rpm

Then the computer reboots.
Is it the cdplayer or what? What should I do?

Please help!!
Thanks in advance,
Andreas
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Please clarify, you downloaded RH from the Net and
are trying a floppy installation from the files
on your hard disk, or you have a CD version of RH
and are having trouble after you boot but before
installation of filesystems and file begins?

The error message you are getting is HardDisk InputOutput control failed - is your CD light
on before this message appears (the install
script may be defaulting to a CD-ROM to look
for the files (packages) to install).

Unless RedHat changed their installation setup
from 3.0.3 very much, it should be similar. I
have installed 3.0.3 (picasso) more times than
I will publicly admit, the following installation
methods are supported (from the user manual...):
FTP (over the network)
NFS (")
CD (CD-ROM)
Floppy
HD (local hard disk)

4.0 docs indicate the same options are valid.

From the online 4.0 install helpfile:

1.
For hard disk install you need min 8MB RAM, and
_2_ install diskettes (really, all of this is
in the manual, available on-line at
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/rhl/manual),
the boot disk and supplemental diskette.
Choose your appropriate images and make your
boot + supplemental diskette.

2.
Everything (all RedHat files, packages, etc) must
be put in a directory called C:\redhat (assuming
C: is your bootdrive). First copy the "base" subdirectory, then the packages you want to install to a subdirectory called "RPMS".
Note that the DOS filesystem (8+3) will mangle
the rpm names, but the installer doesn't really
mind - you have to keep track...

3.
Put the boot floppy in the drive, reboot  and follow the instructions.  Since you managed to get this far before I assume you know how to make the
boot and root disks already. When you get past
the first screen (colour monitor) you should
get a screen asking you what kind of installation
you would like - choose Local Hard Drive.

When you choose hard drive you will be prompted
for the supplemental disk (diskette #2).

IF you get this far, just follow the screens,
it's pretty much self-explaintory.

If you get a new CD-ROM error, reply to this
message and I'll look into your CD (should
work as far as I can see).

Make sure you have the correct boot/root
diskettes or it will be looking for hardware
of the wrong type, which can also cause
similar errors.

Finally, I am guessing that your problem is that
the installation files arent properly located
in C:\redhat, C:\redhat\base, C:\redhat\RPMS...

Hope this was of some help.

Regards,
Thor


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