Re: Redhat 4.0 install pronlem on UDB

dave madden (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 10:19:13 -0800

=>From: Mike Loseke <>
=>I'm having a little trouble during the install. When I boot from the
=>CD and go through the first few screens it will lock up when it tries
=>to initialize the swap space. If I try to skip the swap space, it will
=>lock up on the first filesystem that it tries to create.

This happened to me, too, when upgrading from 3.0.3(?) to RH4.0. It
seemed to be caused by bogus partition information hanging around on
the disk (I think I used the BSD[?] partition scheme the first time I
installed, but switched to fdisk [which I understand better] before
installing RH4.0).

The fix was to clear the whole disk before install with

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1024k

You probably don't have to erase the *whole* thing, but I don't know
how much is enough.


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