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Description of problem:
UK Support Sugested I Log This. Ticket Number:179014
I'm sure somebody has had this problem before....
Trying to install RH Linux 7 Alpha Ver on to an Alpha 433au (Miata)
Personal Workstation. 9gig Scsi/192MB RAM. No extra devices, hard disks,
ethernet cards..etc..Just the basics
Nothing special, basic Server System, Automatic Partitioning, WWW Server
Install boots up from CD no problem, install process goes like a dream.
After a "Successful Installation the Machine re-boots back to srm. Then
refuses to boot the kernel.
After the "Successful" installation. If I try another install and this
time choose manual partioning using disk druid. Partitions are there but
have no mount points?!
Also, at the end of the Server System, Automatic Partitioning, WWW Server
installation. After clicking the finishing the installation process
Anoconda(?) displays a "existing disk label is corrupt" message. Very
Also, displays a list of partions(?):
I assume these are the default partitions the install tries to set up
under Automatic Partitioning?
I have been led to believe by UK support that the aboot problem does not
occur with Ver 7.0???
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run Server Install, Automatic Partitioning, WWW Server
Settings for a 9Gig SCSI drive after Server System, Automatic
Partitioning, WWW Server installation.
Mount Point Device Requested Actual Type
<not set> sda1 23M 23M Linux Native
<not set> sda5 3812M 3812M Linux Native
<not set> sda6 3812M 3812M Linux Native
<not set> sda7 258M 258M Linux Native
<not set> sda8 258M 258M Linux Native
<not set> sda9 258M 258M Linux Swap
Bryce, any thoughts on this one?
Thanks for looking at this! I've also noticed the web server, automatic partitioning install did not install
xwindows, gnome, kde or apache. Surely this can't be correct?? I'm not trying anything out of the ordinary.
Just a basic install. Operator error???
On a server type installation in 7.0, no desktops are installed by default. The
idea is that graphical applications like X, Gnome, KDE, etc. take up system
resources that you would probably want to reserve. However, some people
complained, and with Red Hat Linux 7.1, you see the X, Gnome, and KDE options in
the package group selection screen. They are not on by default, but the options
appear now. So no, you weren't doing anything wrong.
I think what you might want to try is a Custom install. That will allow you to
install the server package groups that you need and the desktops that you want
as well. As for why the kernel fails to boot after installation, I don't know.
We just released 7.1 for the Alpha...do you have the ability to download it and
try it instead?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.