I have a Win XP (Home) system with which I made the last 7.5G of the HD free for Linux. Installed Red Hat 7.2 from the CDs, and everything seemed fine - install completed without issue. During the install I had it do the partitioning for me and make a boot disk, as I chose to install GRUB in the partition and not in the MBR.
Booting w/o a boot disk goes right into XP, as planned. However, when I boot off of this floppy disk, it starts RedHat normally and then hangs after saying [OK] to two lines referring to USB. No error messages, no disk activity, it just sits there.
I don't know if it's the USB that's at fault or whatever comes up next in line to start, but it halts there every time. Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem may be?
I'm thinking of reinstalling from scratch using LILO, as that's more documented as far as what I've seen via my web searches. Dunno if that will help the boot process tho, worried even more that it might do more harm than good.
The only thing I can think of trying right now is to disable USB in the BIOS and see if that has anything to do with anything, but I've read that Linux really doesn't depend too much on BIOS anyways so...
Thanks in advance,