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Old 05-07-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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Just installed Linux to no avail


I just installed Linux which I do not know what I have done as I am a linux newcomer. I used a command from one of the posted answers here and now it will not boot into Linux. It starts but ends up at a black screen. Here is the command I entered to install Linux because it would not recognize the cd drive: linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pc:=nommconf

now as I said it will not boot into Linux. What is the next step for me to get a good install?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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What distribution, please?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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Which linux distribution are you trying to install? I used to have similar problems installing some of the distros. There are ways of installing linux over network, or from another partition of your hd - look for instructions on this particular distro website. You can also try another distro. It happens to me on Ubuntu 8.04 - 7.10 worked fine. Fedora and Debian work without problems - cd rom gets recognised.

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Old 05-07-2008, 08:06 AM   #4
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What distribution, please?
I am very new to Linux. first install ever. How do I find the distribution info??
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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OOps I made a mess. I was trying to answer the question. I do not know how to find the distribution info you asked. Help
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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I have done some searching and I assume that my distribution is Redhat. There is also am message on the screen that says:

"kernel panic not syncing Attempted to kill init!"
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:19 AM   #7
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What is written on the cd? or when you start the install process it should be written somewhere e.g ubuntu, debian, fedora, pclinuxos, mandriva, slackware, etc,
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:22 AM   #8
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redhat? If you are going to use linux on your personal computer at home, I would recommend ubuntu or pclinuxos. They are much more user friendly for linux beginners.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:28 AM   #9
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It is the server version at work. Not my choice but by demand.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #10
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Which version is it? Does it say any number?

This is something about network installs.
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...stall-net.html
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO...all-HOWTO.html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Network-Install-HOWTO-6.html
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:38 AM   #11
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I have installed it but it just will not boot to Linux. Here is the info I think you were asking for.

Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 2.6.18-53.e15
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:50 AM   #12
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RedHat Enterprise is a distribution intended for businesses and other large organizations. It requires a paid subscription to get updates and support. You will be far better off with one of the many free versions.

The "getting started" link below may be useful.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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Ooops, sorry, for some reason I misread your initial post, and then was convinced it is the installation that you have problems with, my apologies.


Check this link - it might help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l-init-261681/
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #14
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It is the server version at work. Not my choice but by demand.
Can you explain this a little? Where are you trying to install this? On a server at work? Or on a personal computer of your own?
 
Old 05-08-2008, 09:32 AM   #15
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Hey thanks for all of the information. It is a server install. I have got the problem fixed now. What I had to do is add a line to the grub.conf file following the kernel information. I had to add the "linux all_generic-ide" and now it boots right up. I am not able use the server. If there is anything else I need to do then please share. Thank you all for you help and this is a great avenue for us Linux newbies. You will get more questions from me as I continue to learn more about Linux. I next have to install Lotus Domino. If you have any experience with this share please. Thanks again and God bless.
 
  


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