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> Boot Problem, Dang !!! Linux wont boot
Bugsnacker
post Nov 6 2002, 04:37 PM
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Hi linux gurus. I'm new to linux but have decided to take the plunge. I have installed Redhat 7.0 but I can't get it to boot (sound familiar) I have a dual boot system running Win98SE. I have installed a second hard drive especially for linux. Both hard drives are on the primary IDE channel (Windows on hda and linux on hdb). I have formatted my second hard drive with native linux using Partition Magic and created 3 partitions. /boot (100meg) , / (5.5gig) and swap (500megs). Everything seems to install correctly, Disk Durid finds my partitions on hdb and does the format without reporting any problem, Xconfig found my vid card and my monitor and tested OK. I continue with the install and after all the packages are finished loading I'm prompted to reboot. I reboot, lilo fires up with the choice of Windoze or Linux, I choose Linux and that's about as far as we get. The system locks up and I'm stuck. I've tried a ctrl X at the lilo menu and then typed linux at the command prompt. Again it just locks up.

What am I doing wrong? does /boot have to be on hda? or am I just really stupid :-) /boot is the first patition on hdb so I don't think linux should have any trouble finding it.

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post Nov 7 2002, 03:34 PM
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Hi Tourettes

The failure made changes a little each time but basically it's the same. If I try to launch linux from the lilo's graphical screen I get typically

Loading Linux.._

Then the machine just stops with the cursor flashing and will stay there until I get bored and reboot. If I do a crtl x then type linux I get a similar problem and sometimes the machine will reboot itself. But once the process went a little further before crashing and this may be a clue for the gurus. I did a crtl x and typed linux at the command line and obtained the following info:

Boot: linux
Loading Linux............
Uncompressing Linux...

crc error

--system halted

This begs the question...what's a "crc" error? (maybe it means I should oil the machine :-)

In answer to your questions

1.Yes Lilo is on the MBR
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