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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 13 2002, 06:38 PM
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I suppose this is possible, but when I formatted the drive I asked Disk Durid to check for bad blocks and it found nothing. I'll check again though thanks for the tip.

I have two releases of REDHAT (6.2 and 7.0), they both crap out, so maybe the disk is sad hmmmm, I hate it when that happens :-)

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