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Old 03-08-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
pcouillez
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Linux keeps rebooting after install


Hello,

First, I m a newbie in Linux but I have strong experience with Windows Servers.

I am installing Red Hat ES 4 on a new machine (not a brand computer). The install process goes trhough but when the machine reboots, instead of loading Linux, it loops on rebooting.

The machine is based on a Pentium 4 3.4 GHZ, 2 GB DDR non ECC. HAD 120 GB Sata Seagate, DVD=RW and a network card gigabit RealTek.

Anyone can help ?

Thank you

Philippe Couillez
 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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I am a newbie too in linux, but i have an experience just like you with mandriva 2005. I think it lokks like the LILO on linux has broken or doesn't have enough space for booting.
As we know that we have to set up some partitions before installing linux.
I suggest you try to repairing the BOOT LOADER / LILO using knopix live cd
 
Old 03-10-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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are you suing USB devices? try unplugging all usb hardware.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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Hi,

Pls. post your /etc/inittab file contains.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 01:04 AM   #5
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Can u pls tell at which point the system goes for reboot?
 
Old 04-06-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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Thumbs up check this :

Hi,

Please check your /etc/inittab file,it is like

id:3:initdefault:

If you like to boot system in command mode, then this should be above.Use id:5 for graphical mode.
 
  


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