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Old 05-16-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
sanjeevkumark
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redhat 8.0 installation problem in AMD Athlon 1800+ and ASUS A7N266VM-SE Motherboard


Hi,

My systems configuration is

AMD Athlon 1800XP @1533Mhz/ASUS A7N266VM-SE Motherboard/128 MB DDR SDRAM (32 MB Shared)/40 GB Samsung Harddisk/52 X LG Writer /1.44 MB Fdd/ Windows 98 SE

I Tried installing Redhat 7.2. The installation ran smoothly. I chose grub as the boot loader. When I select linux from grub menu, the system gives an error

" Booting 'Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)'

root(hd0,5)
File system type is ext2fs, Partitiontype 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.7.10 ro root=/dev/hd7 hdc=ide-scsi
[Linux-bz Image, setup 0x1400, size 0xc5165]
Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory

Press any key to continue... "

When i press any key, the grub loader screen re-appears. Windows 98 works without a problem

I also tried changing the RAM with a 256 MB DDR

Then i installed Redhat 8.0. During initial installation, the system would hang after Waiting for XServer to start. So i tried installing in text mode. The installation completed successfully.After reboot Redhat 8.0 also gave the same error only that the kernel version is different

Is there any issue regarding compatibilty if so please guide

Thanks
 
Old 05-16-2003, 07:20 AM   #2
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that's weird.

I have a few questions :
- how did you partion the system.
- Do you have an IDE hard disk or a SCSI one.
- Did you do a check sum on your download. (makeing sure it's not corupt)
- Can you run linux in single user mode. (not sure what exactly how with GRUB, check google).

If you can run in single user mode, try running fsck (with surface check) on all of your linux partions. Then reboot.

P.S. By the way, there is no way your kernel cannot fit in 128 MB. (Unless it is corupted)
 
Old 05-18-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
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I have same motherboard as you but use Mandrake 9.1

I did get a number of system hangs at one point: I was using a USB mouse plugged in via the front of the case to the front-facing of the two "spare" USB connection blocks. Once tested etc I tried to move it to the back, both to the main USB ports, and to the rear-facing spare USB connector on the mobo, and the computer hung at various points. When I used the PS2 adaptor I got as far as starting X before it locked. I had to go into BIOS and press F5 to revert the settings to use "standard" PS/2 sockets for Keyboard and Mouse.

Linux seems more fussy about this than Windows, which was not affected by all this.

Anyway, best of luck. Once you get X running you will need to download nVidia drivers for the onboard sound, network and video. See other threads at this site for plenty of details!

DAVE

(My experience to date says it was all worth it - once set up properly this board runs linux very well!)
 
Old 05-18-2003, 02:38 PM   #4
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The USB mouse hang thing bugged me for a bit. You have to change the USB power jumper for the relevant controller. I think it's the one next to the CPU socket for the backpanel ones.

As to the original problem, what's the graphics memory setting in the BIOS?
 
Old 05-19-2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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The mobo has a fixed graphics memory of 32Mb I have not seen a way of changing it from BIOS. You can change a thing called the "graphics aperture", 32Mb>64Mb (default)>128Mb. I've tried all these settings cannot see any difference...
 
Old 05-19-2003, 05:08 PM   #6
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What does /boot/grub/grub.conf look like? Or can you not boot at all??

Did you make a boot floppy, if so try that, and post grub.conf here.

Jim
 
Old 05-19-2003, 05:21 PM   #7
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Try these

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...em+into+memory

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/35664

It's all been done before I think!

Jim
 
  


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