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Old 03-04-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dual booting Win XP & RedHat 7.2 problem


On an older PC, I dual booted Win XP & RedHat 7.2 fine - each one was on a separate drive and everyone was happy. On a new PC, I installed the same second drive that I had used for RedHat 72. along with the drive already present and now I cannot get RedHat 7.2 to work - I get the following error:

Booting 'RedHat Linux(2.4.7-10)'
Root (hd1,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernel /vmlinux-2.4.7-10 ro root = /dev/hb2 hdc = ide - scsi
[Linux - bzImage, setup = 0x1400, size = 0x51651

Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory
Press any key to continue

I cannot afford to pull any more hair out - any help will be appreciated.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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Kernel /vmlinux-2.4.7-10 ro root = /dev/hb2 hdc = ide - scsi
Are you sure it says /dev/hb2? That
strikes me as somewhat odd ...

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Old 03-04-2003, 02:45 PM   #3
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Yes - I failed to mention that I also use a Zip dive - maybe this makes more sense
 
Old 03-04-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
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so wait are you using your zipdrive to boot up linux? oof.. I never thought that was possbile using grub (if you were using grub btw ) lol ;x
 
Old 03-04-2003, 11:52 PM   #5
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The Zip drive should, I hope, not be involved in booting up.
 
Old 03-05-2003, 01:46 PM   #6
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Were you using LILO or GRUB to dual boot in the old system or NTLDR?

If LILO-Have you tried telling LILO where your Linux partition is?
Sorry i've never used GRUB but I think it works the same.

This example tells LILO that the bootable partition is on the second partition-(2) of the second-(b) IDE hard drive.

linux root=/dev/hdb2

Quote:
Are you sure it says /dev/hb2?
I think what Tinkster is asking here is - Is that a typo? "/dev/hb2" is it actually /dev/hdb2?
 
Old 03-05-2003, 01:54 PM   #7
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it is hb2 - my error
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:53 PM   #8
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I had the exact same problem with an ASUS A7N266-VM MoBo. I upgraded to GRUB .93 and was finally able to boot. You can get it from here: http://people.debian.org/~nobse/debi...ckported/grub/
 
  


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