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Old 01-03-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
ncramgopal
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Booting problem with RHEL AS 4


Hi,
I just (successfully) installed RHEL AS 4 with ALL options on my erstwhile PC that was running XP Pro. This is a brand new machine with a RAM of 2.5GB (256+256+1000+1000). I removed the ntfs partitions while installation of RHEL AS4.
After it showed that the installation was successfull, it asked me to reboot, which I dutifully did.
But unfortunately, the system simply refuses to boot up.
On the monitor, it shows until..
Uncompressing Linux...Ok, booting the kernel.
and thats it..no movement after that.
I waited for an hour..since I read in one of the forums that it does take about 18/20 mins. I even removed the additional RAM and tried to boot with just 512MB RAM.. same results.
Someone..please help!!
 
Old 01-03-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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Since nobody has replied yet, I'll give you some tips to get started and hopefully people will contribute.

1. Try to boot with a live-cd distro like Knoppix or redhat rescue disc to check if your have a hardware problem.

2. Do you see any kernel panic messages?

Tux,
 
Old 01-04-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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RHEL AS 4 Booting

Hi Tux,
Thanks a lot for your response. I did try what you had suggested and did get the kernel panic message.
What then I did was add pci=nommconf command in the grub console to the kernel command and it booted up.
Thanks a lot!
 
  


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