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> Newbie Needs Help, machine freezes when booting
beaner242
post Sep 7 2003, 06:41 PM
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I installed Red Hat 9 on my pc. Its a AMD athlon 800 with 512 MB ram. The install goes fine, when i reboot the machine igoes through the loading until it gets to the line INIT: version 2.84 booting. It just sits there with the cursor blinking. no responce from keyboard or anything. Ive tried reinstalling about 8 times on 2 diff. hard drives and still the same thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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post Sep 7 2003, 07:40 PM
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What type of hardware do you have? What's the setup on the hard drive?
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post Sep 7 2003, 11:55 PM
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i have a 19 gig IBM HD as master running Windows XP, a 60 gig WD as slave that i installed RH on. 3dfx voodoo 3000 w/16mb. Kenwood true-x cd rom. souldblaster live. AMD Athlon 800, in a gateway system. Im not sure what all the hardware you wanted to know about. Hope this helps.
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post Sep 8 2003, 06:53 AM
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There's no error messages at all? Did the installation properly configure your hardware/video card etc? Can you use the first installation cd to go into rescue mode and see if your system boots that way?
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post Sep 8 2003, 07:29 AM
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no error messages at all, all hardware was detected fine it just stops at the INIT: booting line. I tried rescue mode, noprobe, even the minimum install and its all the same.
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post Sep 8 2003, 12:51 PM
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Just curious...I had a boot hang like that before and it was because I had not cleared out the mbr. I had set the new install to use LILO from the superblock but never cleared out the mbr from a previous BSD installation. When I tried to boot it just hung...just an idea...
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