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[ale] Sig11 w/RH Install (among others)

You might want to check the memory and see if its bad or not

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On Sun, 24 Jan 1999, Michael B Golden wrote:

> 	I have probably got another problem with my hardware, but I can't
> seem to figure out which piece it is. Each time I try the system piece by
> piece in another box, each piece runs DOS and Windows (even flight sims)
> without any problems at all. Note that because of where I was assembling
> it and because the system is normally used, I couldn't try linux on it
> then. When I brought it home, I decided it worked, and started setting it
> up. Because of recommendations, I was going to install DOS(I have to
> upgrade to Win9X when I get the disks/CD and some more RAM) first, then
> Linux. DOS installed fine, and I got Win3.1 installed fine. I tried
> running them, and DOS would hang at nearly every opportunity it got, and
> Windoze was crashing at everything. It mainly had trouble reading the
> CD-ROM, but there were others. I then wiped the drive and tried again,
> same thing. I then tried the Win98 install, and the install program
> bombed every time.
> 	Because of all the trouble this was giving me, without any
> explanation, I picked up RedHat 5.2 (Macmillan set) free after rebate,
> and tried that install last night. It dies with a Signal 11 every time.
> The furthest it has ever made it is to the Disk Druid partitioning. I
> plan to install Debian on the system when 2.1 comes out, but since it
> hasn't I decided to (temporarily?) go with RedHat. I have tried every
> combination of BIOS settings that I could think of, and I'm not sure if
> it is bad hardware, or bad hardware interaction. I don't know if it
> matters, but I have tried all types of installs listed above both with
> AND without the Ontrack Disk Manager included with the HD.
> Any ideas what is wrong and how to fix it?
> System stats:
> 486DX4 100
> 16M RAM
> 4.3G Fujitsu HD
> 16X CD-ROM
> Anything else upon request. 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Michael Golden
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> Slackware 3.5 (2.0.34) Linux user -- Linux Advocate
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