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Old 10-30-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
rchristian56
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Unhappy linux red hat 7.3 locking up on boot up?


I've installed this copy on my computers with no problem, and a tosh laptop and still all good, but i have just installed it on my gateway 400 plus laptop, and i'm having alot of problems, now everything durren install works great, finds eveything installs all packages, and video settings test all good, shut down and restart, i norm start in text, and when i start up it gets to linux start and when it gets to the second usb strig it locks up, i get all [ok]'s till this one, now i don't have a floppy i have a card reader in it's place but there is now way to disable this in the bios, but i'm not sure if this is the reason in the first place if someone can help i would grealt app.
thanks for reading this i know it's long.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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just trying to keep everyone up to date, i've tried reinstalling 3 times now and no such luck, i've tried laptop, full install, and then i tried updateing installing patches for anything that i could of thought of, i tried configing the mbr, and tried entering items into the block list but could not log in as root since it won't even load linux, but if i set a password in grub, i can log into grub, and change boot sectors

please help????
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:29 AM   #3
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well it is a newer laptop and rh 7.3 is an older distrobution version. have you tried a more up-to-date distro?

edit: changed up2date as i didn't mean redhat's up2date service. just meant up-to-date as in newer distro.

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-31-2003 at 04:20 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:36 AM   #4
rchristian56
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no didn't even think about it is there any way to update, without having to find a new copy of linux???








Most computer problems start between the chair and keyboard

Last edited by rchristian56; 10-31-2003 at 01:37 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
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I have to agree with Megaspaz since I just ditched Red Hat 9.0 because it couldn't give me pcmcia ACPI got slack it's sweet

I forgot all my RH stuff allready but can't you just press i for interactive (takes a few usually) when booting or just boot frm a disk then
edit a file like /etc/sysconfig/usb something round in there to no instead of yes
Red Hat expert help out please... :-b
 
  


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