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Old 07-03-2003, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hang after freeing unused kernel memory


after partitioning my laptop, installed windows on drive c and deleting the logical drive to auto partition for linux, the installation was smooth but the computer will hang during startup when it displays:

Freeing unused kernel memory : 136K

using laptop. anyone know wad's the prob? have tried manual and auto partitioning
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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did a full format of the system and removing the windows partition. Tried installing Linux only but the same problem still occurs.. anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
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What distribution are you using?

This could be a hangup caused by trying to autodetect unsupported hardware. Try disconnecting your devices such as modem, CD, ethernet, mouse, etc. one by one and reboot.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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i'm using RedHat Linux 9.0. I have pluggeed out mi PCMCIA card and it still wun boot up. there are no other external hardware that i can remove already
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:08 PM   #5
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You may be able to disable the internal devices through the bios.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:10 PM   #6
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so is plugging out the card not enuff?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 11:38 PM   #7
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Hmm no options in the BIOS allows me to disable internal devices
 
Old 07-07-2003, 12:26 AM   #8
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If you can get into your system with a boot floppy or the rescue mode from your install CD, please post the config file for your bootloader. If LILO, the file is /etc/lilo.conf. I don't know about Grub's config filename, but you might find it using a command like "ls /etc | grep grub".
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:52 AM   #9
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can't.. all i can get to is the GRUB boot screen and the type'c' to access command line prompt. but from there cannot do much
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:12 PM   #10
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the sentence shows before the INIT right? does that mean something's wrong with the INIT part? have been installing Linux 8 and 9 but the result is still the same. the only difference is tha amount of memory freed
 
  


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