[TriLUG] Redhat 9 on Cyrix?
jason at cerient.net
Fri Mar 19 09:43:02 EST 2004
if you have a reasonably fast pipe you can do a ftp or http install. just
burn a CD from the boot.iso image found in /images on the first CD (which
you already have) and use a local mirror site. there are lots of docs on
the web with specific instructions on doing a network install.
> Pardon me for jumping right in.
> I've been trying to install RH 9 on a box with a Cyrix processor. I
> bought the distro last year, and installed it on the machine from whence
> this e-mail is coming and have been running it with no problems.
> I put together another machine out of junk I've got lying around with
> the intent of moving some of my mail processing (like SpamAssassin
> filtering) and other jobs to it. I first ran into a problem that the
> boot disk wouldn't boot, and gave up after a while. I then ran across an
> little yellow paper which came with the distro which mentioned a new
> ISOs which solved problems on some processors including the Cyrix. I
> found this on the redhat FTP site, which was swamped, and several other
> mirrors. The disc1 iso (shrike-i386-disc1.iso) was dated September 3,
> 2003 and disk 2 and 3 were dated March 14 2003.
> Figuring I only needed a new disc1 I downloaded it from the ibiblio
> site. The hash matched, and I made a new boot diskette and went to town.
> However the mediacheck failed. So I went and downloaded the iso again
> from a duke mirror, but the same thing happened. Figuring I had nothing
> to lose, I went ahead with the install anyway. Everything seemed to be
> going OK until it asked for Disc 2. I popped in the original Disc 2 from
> my purchased set, and it spit it out with distaste saying it was the
> wrong disk.
> Okay, I now figured that I needed to get the corresponding discs 1 and
> 2, so I downloaded those from the duke site last night, checked the MD5
> and burned a new disc 2, and popped it into the still waiting "patient"
> which promptly spit that disk out saying that IT wasn't the right disc.
> By now I've already got enough coasters with a Redhat 9 install logo on
> them. I'd appreciate any sage advice.
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