[ltp] redhat 9 install fails on thinkpad a22p

James McKenzie linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 01 Nov 2003 12:49:55 -0700

Thomas, et. al.;

Thanks.  I was going to load RH 9 onto a 'clean' hard drive.  I will do 
exactly what is written here.  BTW, will I need the 'patch' to XFree86?


James McKenzie

Hartwig, Thomas wrote:

> Sorry, don't have hint for the special problem, but you could try to 
> upgrade your RedHat dist like this:
> 1. Install 8.0
> 2. Register to RHN with rhn_register (it does not cost anything)
> 2. Mount 9.0 in your CD drive
> 3. Install redhat-release-9.xxx.noarch.rpm from your CD package 
> directory: rpm -iUhv redhat-release-9.xxx.noarch.rpm
> 4. Perform up2date -f -k /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS (see man up2date, what 
> this means)
> For an official info look here:
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/2848
> But I have modified point 4., then you don't have to download all stuff.
> Thomas
> Neil Gorsuch wrote:
>> Has anyone else seen this? Using either floppy, netboot, cdrom
>> netinstall, or full cd install, with redhat 9, after the kernel starts
>> to boot, after a message something like this: "starting /sbin/loader",
>> the screen goes blank and the system is frozen until a power cycle.
>> redhat 8.0 and suse install fine on the same machine. Any ideas?