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Old 07-11-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
Sprocket87
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RH8 boot hangs at LI


Hey everyone, have a problem...

Booting my Rh8 sys stops at LILO and just says 'LI'. I only have 1 hard drive, and RH8 is the only OS on there. Not dual booting or anything...

I've seen this happen before, its actually happend TO me before, but I can't remember for the life of me how to get past it. I found the answer here at linuxquestions.org but I can't seem to find it again (it'd be easier if you could enter 2 letter search strings :\ )

The only boot disk I have is a RH 7.2 floppy (which I believe is how I fixed it the first time), but I don't have my RH8 CD's either.

So anyway, help would be most appreciated.

Thanks
-Jesse-
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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well judging by what you said, you have gotten around it before, but from my experiences, and whenever i have ever seen that, which was more than once, its always been a hardware problem..
could be pure coincidence, but thats with my experience..
 
Old 07-11-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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naw im pretty sure its something i did, i was poking around in kde's control center and was changing some boot options, i obviously did something the sys didnt like. im pretty sure thats how it happened last time too.

but i still need to fix it! =)
 
Old 07-11-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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I had that happen too, several times.
I switched to grub.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 01:08 PM   #5
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okay, how do i do that? i can get to a prompt using my 7.2 boot disk and linux rescue and then my 7.2 cd's, but the chroot command wont work (when i do chroot /mnt/sysimage it doesnt work)

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