LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-06-2003, 07:38 AM   #1
Sundance
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Why can't i boot properly after installation?


I have installed Red Hat Linux 9 on a Packard Bell Easy Note laptop. When i have finished installing it says congratulatons etc and tells me to reboot the system to begin. I do this and everything starts up ok, i then get a black screen with white writing while it performs various checks. The writing then starts scrolling very fast which i have read is supposed to happen. Unfortunately this doesn't stop, eventually it will just restart and do it again. I have noticed that while it is doing the checks it puts "ok" in green letters after various stages. One of the stages, though, has the word "Failed" in red letters. This happens just before the scrolling starts and is a job to see what it says but i think it has something to do with ip tables. I will be grateful for any advice given.
Thankyou
 
Old 12-06-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
MartinN
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Ronneby, Sweden
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hard to say. Try reinstalling. It's not like you have anything of value there yet, is it.

Regards
Martin
 
Old 12-06-2003, 10:19 AM   #3
dkaplowitz
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Havertown PA
Distribution: Ubuntu/RHEL/Fedora
Posts: 253

Rep: Reputation: 31
The thing with iptables happens sometimes if there are problems with networking. It doesn't seem like anything that would cause the system to crash or reboot, though one never knows. Are you getting any other output right before the screen goes blank?

One thing about the PB computers is that they are full of crummy proprietary hardware that's all integrated into the mobo. So you can expect some problems configuring some of the devices to work. I do run OpenBSD on an old PB cyrix 266 PC, and it runs well (though I don't use X or sound) as a server.

If you can get more output from the system before it crashes, it will help us diagnose it. If not, then you may have to reinstall. I would advise against using a graphical login if you get prompted to use that during the next install.... you should wait until you properly configure the hardware on that machine...this might be what's causing the problem.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 10:31 AM   #4
Sundance
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I have just seen something to do with eth0. This is what is failing during boot
 
Old 12-06-2003, 11:11 AM   #5
dkaplowitz
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Havertown PA
Distribution: Ubuntu/RHEL/Fedora
Posts: 253

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally posted by Sundance
I have just seen something to do with eth0. This is what is failing during boot
eth0 is a network card. So there's some issue with your networking. I can't really imagine why it's causing a system crash though. is it an onboard LAN adapter or is it a PCMCIA adapter (an add-on card --like the credit card sized ones)? And what kind is it?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 11:20 AM   #6
Sundance
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm not too sure. There is a lan port next to the modem. I have reinstalled it and disabled eth0 from booting during starting and i am no longer getting a failed message but the scrolling continues to happen. I can get to a command shell from install disk
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
System won't boot properly knoppix doesn't initialize properly rodewan Linux - Software 0 01-23-2005 04:35 PM
Suse 9, RH9 wont install properly. Mandrake 9 wont boot properly? Help. l2ich84 Linux - Newbie 1 01-31-2004 12:02 PM
My Redhat does not boot up properly!!! gigi Linux - Hardware 0 01-21-2004 02:02 AM
I can't boot up properly Sundance Linux - Newbie 6 12-06-2003 07:33 PM
help me dual boot properly please iLLuSionZ Linux - Newbie 8 11-12-2003 07:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration