I have an AMD 64 2800+ processor with 512 mb ram and an old 20 gb hdd with a new 80 gb hdd. Windows XP is installed on the 80 gb one. I tried installing Red Hat Linux 9 in the old hdd after formatting with the installation cd. Installation went on fine but on booting the message shows grub loading and then all there is a black screen with a blinking cursor. The installation cd had specified pentium processor 200 Mhz or higher. Is the problem hardware related ?
I reinstalled this time postponing the configuration of the x server. This time the grub loaded successfully but while selecting linux the following messaged "kernel attempted to kill init". same message on trying to use the boot disk.