Bug 22833 - Cannot install RedHat 7.0 on Dell Dimension 8100 - Pentium 4 based system
Cannot install RedHat 7.0 on Dell Dimension 8100 - Pentium 4 based system
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
7.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-26 01:33 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-19 16:36:47 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-12-26 01:33:21 EST
After booting from CD-ROM and going through various options - normal, text, expert - I get to the screen where the installation
should start and the install just sits there -- waited at least 45 minutes.
This is a new system and has a Pentium 4. Intel knowledge base says RedHat 7.0 should just work.
I have a motherboard IDE/ATA-100 controller which the CR-ROM is on (as well and an IDE disk)
and an Adaptec 2940UW SCSI with two SCSI disks that I plan to install Linux on.
The system works fine under Windows/ME and it can see all the above hardware
with no problem.
The system has 256 Mb of memory so that is no an issue.
I have tried booting off the floppy as well as copying the install tree to the hard disk and installing it from there.
A console does come up on the Alt-F2 screen and I get messages on the Alt-F3 and Alt-F4 screens. The
only complaint/error I see there is about unidentified USB devices ( an APC UPS box is connected to
the USB) and the NVIDIA graphics board - which it seems to use ok as an SVGA device.
The mouse and keyboard are PS/2.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 11:51:38 EST
I doubt the ATA-100 chipset is supported. Try putting your CDROM on a non
ATA-100 IDE port and see if it works.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-19 16:36:43 EST
Closing due to inactivity.

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