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Arjun Shastry
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I am trying to install Red Hat Linux 9.0(CDs from local Linux User group)on my laptop with NO success.My configuration of laptop is as follows:
1)RAM 128 MB
2)SONY VAIO FX 150
3)20 GB Harddrive
4)Windows ME was there but now I removed it as I want only Linux on my laptop.
During installtion ,it shows error 'Media failure,unable to install some xyz package.'This name of the package always changes when I do the installation afresh.Initial thought that problem could be with CDs ,but my friend successfully installed on his PC with no problem.
So where could be the problem?
I tried AUto partition/Disk druid but same problem.
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does the installation recognize all your hardware? Mem, harddrive, etc?
 
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Originally posted by Adrian Yan:
does the installation recognize all your hardware? Mem, harddrive, etc?

Except monitor,'unknown monitor' therefor I reinstalled with 'noprobe monitor' option but problem persists.On Saturday I gaveup and got Mandrake 9.1 CDs.Its more 'intelligent' than Red Hat!.It showed the same errors(like 'unable to install glib etc etc' and 2-3 others) but allowed me to proceeed unlike Red Hat which was showing those as 'fatal errors'and stopping the installation.Installation is complete but some problems are still there.But those seem to be minor.
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Hmmm, you might want to try install them using text mode, since you are running a LCD, they might not detect it properly.
 
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I tried with text mode too,but same problem.I think problem might be with Laptop hardware.I don't know what are the packages lik 'glib' etc and do they want monitor settings etc?
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you mean glic, that's the C library, yea, you need that library.
You might wanna try Linux Questions.
 
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