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Old 09-18-2003, 10:17 PM   #1
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Angry cant boot linux


ok im stupid i know and i need help i have 2000/xp installed on my system and i just installed linux onto a extended partition already containing xp on a logical drive and installed linux on the second logical drive. i did make the boot disk during installation. 2000 is located on the primary partition i did not install into the mbr.[redhat 7.0 by the way]. now i cant boot into linux using the boot disk. i want to use the boot disk not im not really trying to dual boot im really just starting with linux and im dumb as a doorknob trying to moove away from microsoft or at least learn somethin new if i cant escape it can any one help should i reinstall using different parameters or what???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
 
Old 09-18-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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oh yeah i forgot when i boot with the linux boot disk it asks me to wait ten second or press enter then the boot fails. has a prompt theat looks like


boot:

what am i doing wrong or not doing
 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:48 AM   #3
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Try typing linux when the boot prompt appears. It's strange that it does not boot linux by default.

How does the boot fail ? What does it print for an error message ?
 
  


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