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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)'
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]
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
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?
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.