Can't Install Kernel on Beta 4 Installer with Sarge
I'm having a bizarre problem with a Sarge Beta 4 Installer cd set trying
to install to a P4/1Gig Ram/120gigHD/IDE/E1000 Tyan motherboard. (This
is the 05-23-04 set)
I can get all the way through to choosing a kernel to install (so
partitioning and installing the base system works fine) -- but
regardless of what I choose (2.6.5, 2.6.3, or 2.4.2X) the installer
exits with error-code 1.
I looked in /target/boot, and it was empty, so nothing is being copied
over to it. Basically it appears that the kernel can't be installed for
I'm totally at a loss to explain what's wrong.... the hardware is pretty
generic, and I chose the standard partitioning that was offered by the
installer -- no dual boots or anything weird -- and had the installer
partition and erase/format the hard disks -- so a totally clean install.
One clue might be this (or I might be totally wrong -- feel free to
correct me here): I thought that the installer should create THREE
partitions -- a /boot, a /, and swap.... wouldn't the bootloader (Grub)
and the kernel go in the /boot partition? The partitioner creates two
partitions, though, a / and a swap.... that's it.
Also, at one point this hard disk had a RH9 install on it, with
presumably Grub already installed (it was shipped that way to us)...
I've always chosen to rewrite/overwrite the partition tables, though, so
I'm assuming what was there is now gone.
Anyone have any ideas? I don't have copies of the various log files
because I have no way to copy them off of the machine (no floppies,
etc.) Although if anyone can give me clues or pointers in the right
direction, I can take a look through them and see what I can find.
I'm completely befuddled....