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Old 11-01-2003, 10:04 PM   #1
satusred
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Unhappy cannot boot with Linux9


I tried to install linux9 on a old machine (Pentium II) but was not able to do so . So I removed the hard drive from the old one and installed that on the new machine. Then I was able to load Linux on the hard drive and it was working. So I tried to install that hard drive in to the old machine and started the machine and it is not booting properly. I am getting the Linux screen with the OS version on it . When I press return key it restarts machine and it happens again and again.

When I am trying to install the linux on this machine directly the starting screen where it scans all the hard ware( i'm not sure about this) will appear and then it goes blank. I waited for a long time (one time waited for two hours) thinking it would show up. but it din't.

Can anyone please help me with this problem. Thank you
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:08 AM   #2
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Re: cannot boot with Linux9

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I tried to install linux9 on a old machine (Pentium II) but was not able to do so .
First, there is not a distribution called Linux9. You need to give the correct distribution for someone to help you.
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So I removed the hard drive from the old one and installed that on the new machine. Then I was able to load Linux on the hard drive and it was working. So I tried to install that hard drive in to the old machine and started the machine and it is not booting properly. I am getting the Linux screen with the OS version on it . When I press return key it restarts machine and it happens again and again.
You cannot install an OS on a hard drive in one machine and then put it into another machine and run it, unless those 2 machines just happen to be identical, and then there's still some clarification to that. They probably have different motherboards and other different hardware. The bootloader is getting read, which is why the "Linux screen" is getting loaded. However, that's about as far as it's going to go.
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When I am trying to install the linux on this machine directly the starting screen where it scans all the hard ware( i'm not sure about this) will appear and then it goes blank. I waited for a long time (one time waited for two hours) thinking it would show up. but it din't.
What are you using to try to install Linux onto that machine? A CD or floppy disks, or what? Please be specific.
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Can anyone please help me with this problem. Thank you
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