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Old 10-18-2002, 11:16 AM   #1
Giggles of Doom
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RH 8.0 fails to boot


I am trying to get RedHat 8.0 to boot on my system. However, every time I try to boot the only result is my monitor going into standby mode.

The install went ok, after I started it with the noapic flag.
The current line in GRUB is:
kernel /boot/linuz-2.4.14-18smp ro hdd=ide-scsi

(it may not be 100% correct as I am currently at work and my problematic machine is at home) I also tried booting with the noapic and nosmp flags, but they didn't help.

My system:
Asus A7M266-D
2 Athlon 1600+
Radeon 8500 (XFree is set to use the generic VESA driver, which tested ok, as the 8500 driver failed the screen test.)
Two IDE HDs
DVD ROM
CDRW
SMC NIC
Dell P990 monitor
USB 2.0 card that came with the A7M.

As far as I can tell, there is no HDD activity after I hit boot.
I do not see any errors on screen, as the screen goes to sleep.

Any suggestions whould be great.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 11:19 AM   #2
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Has it ever booted Windows ok?

What's on USB? Remove 'em and install again.

Do you have RAID?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 12:24 PM   #3
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Yes, Windows boots fine.

Only thing currently hooked up to USB is my cradle for my PDA.

I do not have a RAID array.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 07:29 PM   #4
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While it might not have anything to do with USB PDA cradle, you might be surprised to find different results from removing some peripherials.

I'd suggest you install using generic VGA @ 640x480@256 colors. I know it sucks, but as a test.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 08:05 PM   #5
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Pulled the entire USB 2.0 card out and it didn't help. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 09:34 PM   #6
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Disable PNP OS Aware in BIOS
Install, boot
Disable USB 2.0 in BIOS
Install, boot
 
  


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