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Old 02-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #1
tux12881
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Cool unable to boot redhat linux 8.0


i have installed redhat linux 8 in dual boot with windows using GRUB as a boot loader.
i have partitioned my hard disk as
/dev/hda1(primary) ::: C:windows 98 installed
/dev/hda5(logical)::: D:windows xp installed
/dev/hda6(logical) ::: E:fat32
/dev/hda7(logical) :::linux boot
/dev/hda8 (logical):::linux native(ext3)
/dev/hda9 :::swap partition

when i boot the computer and select linux option in grub, it displays the following

root(hd0,6)
filesystem type ext2fs, partition type=0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro=root=LABEL=/ ,hdc=ide-scse
[Linux -bzimage,setup=0x1400,size=0x111540]
Error 28:selected item too big to fit in memory.

and linux doesn't load.

i have 128 MB RAM,40 GB hard disk and a p4 machine.

note:however linux does boot with its startup disk.

what could be the problem and the solution to it ?any good guesses?

please help!!

Last edited by tux12881; 02-11-2004 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #2
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Normally you have the option LBA32 to go beyond the 1024-th cylinder (about 504Megabytes).Information can be found at http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/...04-c.html.Your problem is probably linked to this limitation.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 07:44 AM   #3
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booting problems in rehat linux 8.0

during installation i had enabled the force LBA32 option of grub boot loader.
still it doesn't boot .
any other suggestions/solutions are most welcome.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Check that your 128M was recognized with cat /proc/meminfo.If not, add the following line in /boot/grub/grub.conf
mem=128M
 
  


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