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> Boot Problem, Dang !!! Linux wont boot
post Nov 6 2002, 04:37 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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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 8 2002, 08:51 AM
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Its GNU/

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A CRC error on a kernel? What the fsck! This is the first time i've seen this, I have only seen crc errors with compressed archives (which is essentially what a kernel image is).

According to this post it's caused by a bad zImage (or bzImage). If this is a stock kernel (that is was installed by the distro's installer) then you will probably have to download a new iso and burn off the cd again. It looks to be un-fixable sad.gif That sometimes happens with any compressed file on any platform.

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