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Old 03-13-2003, 01:20 AM   #1
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XP Pro SP1+ Redhat 8.0 dual boot problems


Hello I am brand new to linux and i chose redhat to start out with so I downloaded the 5 cds(never used 4th or 5th???) and installed it on a partition i made with partition magic pro 7. Anyways when I boot i get the option for Redhat or XP and when I choose XP i can boot fine, but when I try Redhat I get this:

Booting 'Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)'

root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernal /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root = LABEL =/ hdc = ide-scsi
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size 0x10ea0d]


Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory

Press any key to continue...
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:02 AM   #2
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suggestion

what i suggest is that you start from scratch
partition the disc so that you have 2 partitions install windows on the 1st preferably using fat32 rather than ntfs this is because linux can read and write to fat32 but can only read from ntfs

then install linux onto the second partition and use grub as the boot loader both operating systems will then boot up fine
 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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reformatting is not the solution to everything, so i refuse to reformat over a simple issue such as this :/
thanks for the input but I rather fix the problem than remove it from play, anyone else have any ideas?

AMD 2000+XP
1 gig ram
gf3 ti500
sb audigy ex2
 
Old 03-13-2003, 04:03 PM   #4
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What boot laoder are you using? I would say that gurb is the best for a windows dual boot.

Take a look at:
http://www.computing.net/linux/wwwbo...rum/18526.html

It describes a similar problem and how to reinstall grub.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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yea i found that too, but I havent tried it, once my download que is up Ill try it and post if it works or not =) thanks
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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I had the exact same problem. 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/
 
Old 03-17-2003, 11:39 PM   #7
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sorry, how do I install this without being able to get into a linux o/s? floppy boot right?
 
Old 03-18-2003, 07:04 AM   #8
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Why can't you get in with your boot disk? If you boot from floppy and get to a point where your screen is just black and you can't do anything but a hard boot, then you system is booting to the graphical interface and you have video issues also. (I'm working on that one right now.) I, being a newbie, didn't know how to force a boot to the command prompt. Therefore I reinstalled RH8 to boot to the text prompt. Then I was able to boot from the floppy and install GRUB .93 to achieve a normal boot. Now I am working on the Nvidia driver issue in order to get X started.

Hope this helps. If anyone knows how to force a floppy boot to the cmnd line when it's set to boot to X, please let us know.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 03:45 PM   #9
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arg, i still cant get this to work... do i need to boot from the floppy or something? i cant upgrade grub when Ihave no acess to the files(they wont all fit on a floppy)
 
  


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