[Bdi4emc-help] Install probs, bdi-4.30

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Thu Dec 15 23:37:15 CET 2005

On Thursday 15 December 2005 16:33, bdi4emc-help at lists.ourproject.org 
>"...text mode...[s]o the only thing to do is tap the reset
>button...graphical install...freezes the box."
>When it rains, it pours!.
>There's a legion of Linux haters out there who gave up when they ran
>into seemingly insurmountable problems like this. I'm not going to be
> an apologist for the Linux folks, but I will say I've had my share
> of balky installs with all sorts of O/Ses, not just Linux.
>I had no difficulty installing BDI-4.30 on two very different boxes,
> one an HP8776c running a 1GHz AMD T-bird Athlon CPU, one a Dell XPS
> T450 running a  450 MHz Intel PIII, so I don't have any learning
> experience to drawn from for advice. As I said in my first email,
> for me it "doesn't get any better than this." I'll be interested to
> hear what you decide is the source of your difficulties and what you
> did about it.
>Good luck, Gene.

Well, I started memtest86 on it about noonish.  I'll check in on it 
tomorrow, as its a pretty steady, nearly freezing rain here today.  
Not too pleasant for a diabetic to be out in. Even in insulated 
mucklucs, the feet get cold.

Memtest86 needs the time to hammer on it anyway.

Previous versions and this one (bdi-4.30) installed 2 or 3 times 
previously on this box without any problems, but I'd always used the 
gfx install.  This time I was trying to preserve the data, and was not 
formatting the drives.  But the installer gives one no chance to run 
an e2fsck on the partitions to see if they are ok, or I don't know how 
to get to it.  That was my original thought, because it blew up when 
the temp was about 20F in the shop at the time.  And the cd doesn't 
give one the option of booting 'single' so it might be fixed if its 
slightly trashed.  If this doesn't do it, I'll burn a copy of ubuntu 
or mepis and see if that gives me the tools.

Thanks Kent.

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