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Old 05-08-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
linux_over_windoze
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Computer Freezing Up When on Bootloader


Before I start I am a soo this might be a really stupid question. I was trying to re-install mandrake 10.0 on my old Dell XPS T500, on which I have run Mandrake for the last 2 years, but when I go to boot it freezes after saying 'booting Linux'. I think it might be a 4gb hard drive I installed to use as a swap space, but I have done this before. I had tried many times to re-install Mandrake but nothing worked, I even switched from lilo to Grub to see if the bootloader was the problem, but it wasn't. Would taking the 4gb HD out solve my problem ? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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is it all on one partition? do you have the right partition set as bootable?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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Yes the Linux is all on one partition. Also the whole second HD is swap. And yes the Mandrake partition is the one set to boot off of.

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