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Old 08-28-2003, 09:38 PM   #1
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Angry Linux hangs after fresh install (rh9/md9.1) on dual boot

Ok, here's my problem(s).....
I did fresh installs on hdc with both rh9 and md9.1 and using the bootloader of GRUB on hda. Windows boots from GRUB and runs fine but, i cant even boot into linux (either distro). It starts to boot normally (same with boot diskette) and it hangs with just a flashing curser and the hd light stays solid (no blinking at all) and no responce from anything on keyboard, I dont know how to deal with whats left on the screen so I wrote it all down, here it is...

PIIx4: IDE Controller at PCI slot 00:07.1
PIIx4: chipset revision 4
PIIx4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0:BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1:BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
ide3: Creative SB32 PnP IDE Interface
hda:WDC WD136AA, ATA DISK drive
hdb:24x10, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
blk: queue c03cb420, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: WDC WD400BB-00AUA1, ATA DISK drive
hdd: Maxtor 90845D4, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03cb86c, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c03cb9a8, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdh: Maxtor 91366U4, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7, 0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 ar 0x170-0x177, 0x376 on irq 15
ide3 at 0x168-0x16f, 0x36c on irq10
hda: host protected area =>1
hda: 26564832 sectors (13601MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS = 1653/255/63, UDMA (33)
hdc: host protected area =>1
hdc: 78165360 sectors (40021MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS = 77545/16/63, UDMA (33)
hdd: host protected area =>1
hdd: 16514064 sectors (8455MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS = 16383/16/63, UDMA (33)
(here sits the blinking cursor)

There you have it.... Does anyone have any ideas???
Old 08-29-2003, 06:29 PM   #2
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Ok, looks like it was a faulty IDE cable.....this time....... thanx for all the help!
Old 08-29-2003, 11:37 PM   #3
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Good thing. I had no idea where to start.



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