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Are you booting the graphical interface. It's not very informative, however, hitting the F2 or F3 (I can't remember right now), will put you in Verbose mode and you'll be able to see where it's hanging or you can do a step through process.
It may also be checking the partitions which awhile, however, I beleive it that was the case it would automatically dump you in verbose mode.
As "mike33" said, could be that LiLo is just pointing to the wrong drive or partition...
Here, the issue is that I cannot boot to complete
the full installation. That is, near the end of install
phase, the system would auto-reboot for some kind of
post-installation configurations, right? It's here where
I'm always stuck no matter how many installs and reinstalls
As stated in my previous reply-post, I'd checked the lilo
configuration for the correct kernel image, and this looked
So, if anyone has any idea what I should be looking for
when I use my rescue CD, I'll be much thankful.
With a rescue CD you can access the files on your drive for reading and writing, using the kernel on the cd. Assuming that you get a root command prompt via the cd, you can mount the partition that you installed linux on, and for example modify the lilo configuration file, which should be at /etc/lilo.conf, (but then you should rerun lilo by chrooting to the directory where you mounted the partition). From the rescue cd prompt you can run the command
to list the partitions available.
It would help if you gave us more information though, such as: the type and number of hard drives, whether this is a dual boot system or not, how the drives were partitioned, and so on. You can find out much of this with a rescue cd. For example, if you have an ext3 filesystem on the partition /dev/hda7, then from the rescue cd you can mount it say at /mnt with the command