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EIP bad value redhat AS 2.1install

By vijayasawant ·
Hello,

I am installing redhat advanced server on P4, 2gb RAM, 160GB Maxtor IDE hard disk with windows xp home installed. During the installation, it is asking me driver disk. I do not understand which driver disk it is asking. I have 2 redhat installation cds, 2 source code cds. I tried all the cds to locate driver but it says that media does not recognized. Then I clicked on without driver disk installation, after keyboard setting it haults giving error EIP number not tainted ....EIP bad value

If anybody has idea how to troubleshoot this, I will greatly appreciate.

vijaya

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by Jaqui In reply to EIP bad value redhat AS 2 ...

red hat advanced server, very old.
drivers for mobo not there.

red hat enterprise server, newer version

red hat's fedora core.
home use version

try using mandrake's mandriva2005le instead, much nicer install, with more community.
( they changed distro name to show merging of 2 distros. )
red hat cut end user off, they only support corporate clients.

you would need to know kernel version number for the advanced server, then download patch files for it to supply the kernel drivers, or else try to find drivers and place them on an e2fs floppy to install from a "drivers" disk with linux.
one floppy per driver not included.

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by vijayasawant In reply to

my kernel version is 2.4.9-e.3 I want redhat for oracle installation. I am trying to create floppy from redhat cd 1 for drivers using rawrite.exe utility but having some problem to create floppy.

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by K12Linux In reply to EIP bad value redhat AS 2 ...

Do you HAVE to use v2.1? v4 is available. If you must use v2.1, make sure you download and burn CDs from the ISO images for v2.1 Update 6. This will include nearly all current patches as well as a ton more drivers than the original v2.1 CDs.

You can download using your RHN account. Hint: look under the Channels heading

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by vijayasawant In reply to

I am installing from CD. I register with redhat network. I think I will have to install first to appy the latest patch. During the installation, I am getting this problem. I am trying to copy drivers from redhat cd 1 to floppy disk using rawrite.exe but unable to copy it. Getting error that file/directory not found. Any idea???

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by K12Linux In reply to EIP bad value redhat AS 2 ...

I understand that you are installing from CD. What I am recommending is that you downlaod and burn a new set of CDs. RedHat releases updated .ISO images which contain the installation AND all updates since the original install CDs came out. This includes newer kernels and additional hardware drivers. Odds are with an updated install CD things will "just work" and you won't have to figure out how to get/make a driver diskette.

To get the latest ISO CD images, log in to rhn.redhat.com, click on "Channels", click on "Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1 for i386)", click on "Downloads" and download the three "Binary Disc #" images. Finally burn the ISO images to CD using your CD burning software of choice.

Armed with your new install CDs you will probably have the drivers you need for your newer hardware... plus you will end up with the majority of available patches already installed on your system before your first update.

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by K12Linux In reply to

It's even possible that there is a bug in the installer causing your problem. The updated CDs should include an updated installer too.

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by rstals In reply to EIP bad value redhat AS 2 ...

I agree with the previous answers, much better to go for the latest version of software.

But if you really need AS 2.1 ...

Often you need to provide a driver disk for a RAID device. One of my older servers had a RAID device that needed a driver disk to be inserted when installing Linux (RedHat) or Windows. I had to visit the manufacturers website, download a disk image for the RAID driver for Linux, create a floppy from the image and then insert the floppy when the installation process asked for it.

Nowdays, I haven't seen a floppy disk in over a year - you may be able to use a usb key/drive instead.

Good luck.

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