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Old 07-17-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
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Booting issues. HELP

I just finished building a new Linux box. I have borrowed some working spare parts. I put two working and pretty new Maxtor 30 GB drives in there, rescued from a dying Mac OSX machine, one master, one slave, according to Maxtor the one slave doesnt need a jumper setting, although this caused a problem in the Mac.

Anyway. I have deleted all partitions and ran the auto disk druid partitioner and format during Redhat install. Install Redhat and rebooted. Now when it gets finished with the BIOS boot up and start to boot to Redhat nothing, no disk light, it just sits there.

Any thoughts? I started last night to zero out the disks and reinstall, but can anyone think why it would be doing this. No errors whatsoever during the install. Any next steps if it doesnt work after this one?

HELP please.
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Is this a pc or a Mac? If a Mac, you need a PPC distro.
Old 07-17-2003, 06:20 PM   #3
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Sounds to me like a fudged LILO, but doesnt Red Hat use GRUB? Maybe that offers similarly helpful messages.

You are on x86 platform aren't you?
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Yes I just build the machine. I grabbed some of the hardware from a fobar'd Mac, and yes this is x86. I finished the zeroing out of the drives and it loaded first time, but this time I noticed I had to stick in the second cd which didnt happen before, which means the install must have failed.

Anyway after i booted and everything came up I kept getting errors about things not being found on the boot load. I'm beginning to think that the cd that my friend gave me might be a bad copy.

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