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After a hell of time i over came the installation of redhat 9 on my old Gateway PC.
I installed redhat (happily), on setup, when configuring firewall setting, i remembered that i forgot to add a NIC to the PC.
I configured all my setting except for netwoking, after adding the
NIC, i started my PC, it stucks at teh Boot, after doing run BOIS, it stop at a letter L with a cusor blinking.
I tried to boot with a boot disk, teh boot disk boot all right, it even finds the NIC, but from the hard disk, it fails.
Location: a tiny place caled hendrik ido ambacht in the netherlands
Distribution: SuSE, debian, slackware, lfs
So let me get this straight. When you boot the computer, instead of lilo comming up you just see an "L". Is that right? IF (and only if) that's true, try running "/sbin/lilo -b /dev/hda -v" as root.
I thought redhat uses grub. That's why i'm not sure if it will work.
Another way you can get into RH, is using the installation CDs
Boot from CD1 and choose "linux rescue"
When you'll get the command line, chroot to the folder specified there and run "lilo"...this worked for me!
Wraninh: /dev/hdb1 is not on the frist disk
Added Linux *
Unexpected dirty buffer encountered at do_get_write_access:616 (03:41 blochnr 0)
i dont know wat does this mean, during installation, redhat could not auto pratition the HD, so i used Druid to create new partition.
i created the whole HD to single pratition and installed RH over it.
Well...I'm linux newbie, and I suggested you those stuffs only because I had the same problem and I did solve it...but I think you have a wrong lilo configuration...and this is overwhelming me
Sorry...I think someone more experienced will help ya
Ok, first off, I cannot think of a single reason that strapping in a NIC would cause errors with LILO. The only thing that came to mind, did you move your drives around while having the case open? If so, that would definitely cause errors.
Second, if you do choose to re-install, I suggest not making any more than 2 seperate partitions. As a newbie you won't be able to tell how much of what you will be using and where. If you dedicate most of your empty space to a single partition (leaving a small amount for swap as shown above) and just have that be the / of your system, then you won't have to worry about running out of space on any partition.
It's probably the best setup/idea until you get a feel for your needs/system and can really know what you need space in different areas for.