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Old 07-09-2003, 10:30 AM   #16
MasterC
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Thanks for the support. Of course, please in the future keep threads on topic, for Off Topic posts feel free to head over to the General section.

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Old 07-09-2003, 10:36 AM   #17
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Unhappy cannot boot in RedHat 9

Ok, first I am a complete Linux newbie... after several tries at installing Mandrake, I gave up and switched to Red hat 9. Everything went well(?) during the install and it said that I successfully installed it, however for some strange reason it did not let me create a boot disk (said there was an error reading the floppy drive)

I went to reboot and it gave me the error code LI, which I now know means the first stage boot loader was able to load the second stage boot loader, but has failed to execute it. This can be caused by bad disk parameters in the IPCop PC's BIOS but how do I fix it?

S/F,
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:16 AM   #18
wrathyimp
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Hi all,
this is making be crazy, i can create any thing
Now i have to format and install windows.
after installing win98, i again installed redhat 9
and the same crap back again,
redhat 9 doesnt autopartition,
had to create them, ya two patitions, / & /swap
but seems i can boot again, this looks dumb to me
i can boot thur the BOOT DISK, but not thur harddisk

help again.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 08:56 AM   #19
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why dont u try and install grub as ur bootloader,if it fails then u can have it back by
grub-install /dev/hda in rescue mode
and i think it gives the message that there are no files as /etc/lilo.conf because u havent install the lilo loader u probably would have installed grub
 
  


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