October 19th, 2001, 05:12 PM
During my install of Red Hat Linux 7.1, Workstation, I got an error message from the install program stating that the kernel had not been copied correctly, and to use a startup disk to correct the problem. The dilemma is that there was no startup disk created, because the invalid kernel wouldn't let me make one!
How do I fix the kernel? Run install again? Or can I copy it from the CD, if so, where do I put it, and is there anything I need to do to 'activate' it? (new to linux)
Anyone have a useful suggestion?
October 19th, 2001, 05:51 PM
Are you able to boot at all or is it not even giving you a command promt? If it wont let you even boot into single mode or multi user mode it will just be faster and more efficent just to re-install.
October 19th, 2001, 06:54 PM
Because this happened during the install process, I would reinstall anyway. If there was one definite problem, there may have been others that you don't know about. I recommend attempting a reinstall from whatever boot media you have. Then, if that doesn't work, you should try to install from a different installation cd. I know that some people would say to try to fix the current installation, but I wouldn't trust an installation that had problems with the kernel. Hope this helps, and Happy Hacking.