Bug 8508 - Can't install--computer restarts
Summary: Can't install--computer restarts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2000-01-16 08:02 UTC by lagambaro
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-17 17:28:35 UTC

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Description lagambaro 2000-01-16 08:02:00 UTC
I have a CTX desktop computer with AMD K-6/233, I can't install linux. As
the installer begins I can see/hear progress and it seems OK. Then the
computer restarts. I try to re-install and it happens again. It seems to
be at the very beginning of the installation. I can't make out what is
displayed because it restarts so quick. I have tried on multi operating
system insatl (win98) and as native install on a second drive. All result
in the same way...computer restarts.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-17 14:33:59 UTC
If you are performing the installation in GUI, try doing it in text mode (type
"linux text" at the boot prompt)  There is a chance that the GUI installer is
having problems with the video card in your system and that is leading to the
crash.  Try out text mode and submit any errors which occur during the

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-04-17 17:28:59 UTC
Closing due to lack of activity.

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