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Please help as Red Hat cannot.

I am a newbie to Linux. I decided to get Red Hat 9... dont know why but just decided.

Installation goes well and I dont get any errors. Its only when after installation. When it is booting up the computer hangs after this message :

Configuring Kernel Parameters [OK]

I dont know what it is doing (hence the newbie term). I have asked Red Hat support but they say they cannot help me because my PC configuration is not supported by Red Hat at this moment :

This is my PC Configuration Red Hat do not support:

Motherboard : MSI 875P NEO LSR (intel 875 chipset)
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 120 S-ATA

I have tried installing on another HDD which is not S-ATA bu t it still does not work.

Is there any help available ???

since redhat does not support your hardware it might not function properly with any version of linux. Please post detailed specifications of the hardware you have.
OK, this is what I have :

Motherboard: MSI 875p NEO LSR (Intel 875 chipset)
Processor: Pentium 4 (2.4 Ghz)
Memory: 1Gb
Graphics: GForce 256 32Mb

HDD: One S-ATA 120 Gb (where Win XP is stored) and one IDE (parallel) 160Gb (where Linux is stored)


Standard QWERTY Keyboard
macally 3-button mouse

Although this Motherboard supports hyperthreading, I have disabled this to see if Red-Hat would wor, but get no joy.
I have tried disabling the S-ATA drive and booting from the IDE drive only
and still it hangs after the Kernel configuration.

Hey jester, I'm going to try to convert you away from Redhat, although it looks as though they've done that themselves. From what I can see, you have one of the most compatible systems I've ever seen. For a new person such as yourself I would recommend Mandrake, since Redhat has seemed to have failed you. But if you're anything like myself, you will quickly learn the downfalls of Mandrake and want to try out another. I would definitely recommend Slackware. It's pretty smooth to set up (It's no GUI environment, but it's simple and easy) and operation is a breeze. But look around yourself. That's the great thing about linux: there are so many different distros that there's bound to be one that fits your needs. Happy hunting and good luck


PS. Nice system. You're the first person I've seen with a serial ATA HD. Oh, and I hope you didn't go out and BUY Redhat... you can download it for free (of course they won't give you support worth a monkey's behind).
No help for this then... thanks for trying to convert me frodo... but I actually went and purchased this non-usuable OS, thats
how I managed to speak to Red Hat for their non-support of this smile.gif

OK, does anyone know the rescue method to see what the Bootlader is executing when booting up first time ?
I heard that from there you can see where the boot up process is hanging...

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