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I have searched the forums for an answer, I have found similar problems but not the same! Most of the problems that I have found are with new instalations but mine has been up and running for a few months.
I use boot magic to boot between RedHat 9 and win XP, I mainly use XP but have linux for personal intrest and so that I can learn more about it (I have used linux at uni so know a bit but wanted to learn more and be more comfortable). The system was working fine, boot the PC -> get boot magic menu -> choose Linux -> get Grub -> choose default -> load red hat, or choose XP at boot magic screen to load XP. I have not used red hat for a few weeks but now when I select linux at boot magic the PC hangs after displaying Grub in the top left hand corner. The only alteration that I can remember making to the grub.conf file is to set the delay to zero so that redhat boots instantly after the boot magic menu, I am sure that it has worked since then but booted from the CD and copied the grub.conf_copy to grub.conf. Feeling pleased with myself I rebooted and .........
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I have pasted my grub.conf file below.
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,2)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
p.s. I suppose I could have broken something else while playing with the system to try and get more comfortable!!! this was just my initial idea, since I am no linux expert I thought I had better ask for help.