[lug] Redhat 8 install troubles

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Thu Jan 16 05:01:11 MST 2003


I've used the text installer a number of times to install RH 8.

In Disk Druid, the drop-down for swap is the drop-down for the partition
type, not the mount point.  Perhaps that was confusing to you?   (In
other words, where it says "ext3" change that to "swap".

If that's not working, did you use the new media verification feature to
check your CD's?

Nate, nate at natetech.com

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 06:48, Steve Sullivan wrote:
> Hi,
> When I tried to install Redhat 8.0 on my Dell laptop using
> the graphical installation, the screen "select installation type ...
> workstation/server/custom" was truncated so I could not select
> "custom".  There was plenty of room on the physical laptop screen,
> but whoever designed the window truncated with window contents
> without providing a scroll bar.
> So I tried the text mode install.  There I could select "custom"
> but when I wanted to manually partition my disk, the forms for
> both disk druid and fdisk were messed up.  There is no way to
> select a swap partition!  I don't want to use autopartition
> because I want to keep an existing /home.
> So I went back to Redhat 7.3, where this all works fine:
> I can pick "custom install" and can manually partition my disk.
> I checked the Redhat bugzilla, but didn't see anyone else
> experiencing this problem.
> Do you have any suggestions?
> Many thanks!
> Steve
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