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Old 01-10-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Options during boot?


After installing Linux RH 2.1 successfully I started the machine and on each boot I am getting two options,

Red Hat Linux Advanced Server (2.4.9-e.3smp) Default
Red Hat Linux Advanced Server-up (2.4.9-e.3)

with the default (first) selection the booting process stops at clocks check etc. but with the second it is ok.

Let me know the difference between these two and how to set the second one as default so I should not manually select during each boot?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:05 AM   #2
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Yes. The first entry is for Symmetric Multiprocessing (hence the `smp'). If your machine has only one processor (the likelycase) then this could confuse things.
I'm not familliar with RH 2.1 but I would start looking at the bootloader script[s] (lilo or grub) and edit
appropriately. If it's lilo, then edit `/etc/lilo.conf' and comment out the image block where you see
the line `label = "Red Hat Linux Advanced Server (2.4.9-e.3smp) Default"'
Of course you'll need to run lilo again for the changes to take effect:
bash# lilo

Hope this helps.
~cicisbeo
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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Now the selection seems to be ok after editing grub.conf but there is another issue it asks for password which is not set and after that there is no progress. Seems display drivers are creating this issue. cicisbeo this issue was before this change and is still after that.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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What's the last output before the password prompt ?
Is the password prompt a login ?
Is it a graphical login or console login ?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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It is not going toward Xwindow as last time I had used export display=yourdesktop:0.0 to install Oracle and this was in Oracle docs.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #6
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I'm still not sure I understand what the error is and how it relates to the display drivers ...
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
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As it is not going to graphical login screen so I believe. Secondly there is not error which I can tell you just it is command line and no graphical display.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #8
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I assume you are able to login to the system since you've edited grub.conf.
What happens after you login that's giving you trouble? (I'm sorry that I'm having trouble getting this)
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:37 AM   #9
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There is no issue with grub.conf as this behaviour is before this change as I already stated. I am able to login to the system but without graphical interface. There is no issue with login at command line but I have to use graphical xterm.
Pl let me know if still I am not clear.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:43 AM   #10
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I have tried with startx and got fata IO messages,

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (o known processed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:45 AM   #11
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Usually, you can start the X server via the command `startx' (also, do a `man X' to learn about calling the
server directly) If the X server enc ounters any problems it should report them on the console. These issues
are usually due to incorrect parameters in the file `/etx/X11/XF86Config . Also, if an instance of X is
already present (check with the `ps' command) then it will fail, having no available `display' because
`display 0:0' is already in use.
Hope this is of some help.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:54 AM   #12
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As I am new to Linux so don't know much about the parameters in XF86Config.
Secondly there is no instance of X.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:03 PM   #13
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I have started lunux rescue mode and got a blue screen saying

Kernel 2.4.9-e.3BOOT
CPU: 0
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<0> Kernel panic: not continuing
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:09 PM   #14
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I'm not familiar with `linux rescue mode.' As for XF86Config you can do a man on that
and learn about it. Alternatively, read the config file itself -- it's pretty easy to figure out
because of good commenting.
Another thing, you may want to rebuild your kernel image, modules and reinstall both.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:15 PM   #15
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Thanks for your prompt responses.
I am trying to reinstall but after booting from Linux 2.1AS CD and pressing ENTER to start installation at the line running; sbin/loader again the blue screen.

Oops: 000
Kernel 2.4.9-e.3BOOT
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[c018ac24] Not tainted
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<0> Kernel panic: not continuing

I don't know why this issue is when I am trying to reinstall.
 
  


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