invalid compressed format

Sam Barnett-Cormack s.barnett-cormack at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Dec 16 21:11:34 UTC 2003


Sorry, I see you mentioned that in your mail.

It's also possible that there were errors in the burn, I've seen such
behaviour in the past.

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Kent C. Kollasch  wrote:

> I did..
>
> Sam Barnett-Cormack wrote:
> > My best guess is that your ISOs got slightly corrupt. Try checking the
> > MD5 sums.
> >
> > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Kent C. Kollasch  wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I just purchased a Dell Otiplex GX270T (3.20GHz, P4, 800 FSB, 1 Gb
> >>Ram, DVD+RW drive).  I tried to install Redhat 9.0, but the installer
> >>was unable to identify my hard drives.  I have two 120GB SATA, 7200
> >>RPM Hard Drives with Data Burst Cache.  The installer asked if I
> >>wanted to add a driver, but I didn't see anything that would work.
> >>So after doing some research, I found out that the kernel in Redhat
> >>9.0 didn't support SATA drives, I needed kernel version 2.4.22 or
> >>higher to support SATA.  After digging around some more, I find out
> >>that Fedora supports SATA drives.  I downloaded the iso's, checked the
> >>md5 sums, burned the CD's, and finally thought I'd jumped the last
> >>hurtle.  It booted, asked which install to use, I hit enter for the
> >>graphical install, started loading and then I got th following:
> >>
> >>Uncompressing Linux...
> >>
> >>invalid compressed format (err=2)
> >>
> >>--System halted
> >>
> >>
> >>I then tried text install, but with the same result.  Does anybody
> >>have any idea what's going on?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

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Sam Barnett-Cormack
Software Developer                           |  Student of Physics & Maths
UK Mirror Service (http://www.mirror.ac.uk)  |  Lancaster University





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