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Old 02-03-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
recon1988
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RH 7.3 booting problem


Hi, im a full linux newbie but know pretty much windows, so don't use so hard linux term. thx

Well, after i installed linux RH7.3 i restarted then GRUB boot comes up and i chose red hat linux

7.3.

then, it starts booting and displayed messages; the usual, but then it stops loading after this line:

apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x0b (Driver version 1.16)

I am running a Gateway Astro(in US and it is called neo in Aus. and Asia)

info about the computer: cuz i can't post in url, so plz type in google: "gateway neo" with the quotation mark then click on the title with Reflections -Articles - Gateway Neo. No, it is not my website.

I have 500MHz Intel Celeron
Gateway Microsoft USB Keyboard
Gateway Microsoft USB Mouse
A Belkin plug that converts from USB to Network Lan 10/100
128 Mb SDRAM
And the usual with the normal cd-rom and floppy disk.

I also have a home network system, and when installations, they don't ask for network (probably cuz the computer don't have any network plugs straight - only USBs, thats why i need that Belkin plug)

 
Old 02-09-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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man, this sux.... how come no one reply???
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
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man, this sux.... how come no one reply???
Well I just went to see the computer you asked about (neo) but as to why it appears to be unable to boot showing that bios message, I don't think I know enough to see why it stalls there. Is there a way you can test that copy of 7.3 on another system?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:04 PM   #4
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well, yeah i test it on another gateway computer which is a p3 computer which is alright and gooody..... it is really strange ain't it though....
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:14 PM   #5
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Yup. There are so many manufacturers that I am actually surprised how little this kind of thing happens! My install of RH 7.2 was too easy, all I have to fix is the modem! Might be time to try BSD just for fun!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:21 PM   #6
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wuts bsd??? by the way i just used a boot disk and type "linux apm=off" and its full on boot up.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:43 PM   #7
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so...... anybody know why this happens or have a solution?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:48 PM   #8
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BSD is Berkley software distro Unix (in LQ)
 
Old 02-11-2004, 01:58 AM   #9
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that bsd thing... still dk wut dat meant.
so.... anyone wanna take a crack at me problem?????
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:00 AM   #10
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Are you sure GRUB overwrote the MBR? Remember, if doz was on there (HD) it always hogs the first MBR on there, making dual boot annoyingly difficult. BSD is Unix.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:47 PM   #11
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I have the same problem with redhat 9. I have a D850EMV2 intel MB
It runs perfect on on an older pIII system.
Here is where it stops

Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz stepping 07
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfda95, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Transparent bridge Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/2440] at 00:1f.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS Version 1.2 Flags "0x0b" (Driver version 1.16)

last line with apm disabled in BIOS
Enabled is "0x03"

Lastly, is there a way to put in "linux apm=off" without typing it in each time?

Thank you
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:34 PM   #12
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dk about y'all, but the "linux apm=off" thingy don't work for me i think. it got me into the login page, but when i type in me usrname and passwd it said that its wrong or i might have forgotten the usrname and passwd (small chance though).

Well, my computer was booted wif windowsXP Pro, but then i formatted it when i installed red hat with its disk druid.

I used to do dual boot with mandrake, which is really easy. But i move to red hat cuz ppl said that if ur a linux newb u should start with red hat first-cuz its the easiest to use ppl said.

So, ppl any idea y this happen?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:06 PM   #13
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Ok, I fixed the "linux apm=off"
just add to the end of the kernel line in the Grub Config file

/boot/grub/grub.conf
That way you don't have to retype each login

Unfortunately, recon1988 it sounds like your login is wrong
If you typed your password as... KiNg be sure to type the password EXACTLY ie... with capital k and capital n.

If it ain't that, sounds like login corruption (reinstall?)

hope that helps
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:17 PM   #14
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oops, one more thing, recon1988. Can you login as root (Super User)? or any other user. If you can login as root, then you can add a new user and/or change password.

check that out
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:38 PM   #15
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if i can login with my root, i wouldn't be here now would i????

i'll try reinstalling and thx for the tips there dishwash on the grub conf. it wasn't me that installed this last one anyway, it was my dad.
 
  


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