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Old 03-04-2004, 02:26 AM   #1
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After GRUB, laptop keeps rebooting

I finally managed to custom install RH9 on an old Fujitsu laptop with 40MB RAM, a 2GB HD and Pentium processor at 133MHz. I did so by taking out the laptop HD and plugging it into a desktop IDE port using a special adapter. Installation was successful.

However, once I popped the drive into the laptop, i turn it on, it goes into GRUB, I select Linux to boot, it spits out the following:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /bz-2.4.18-2.48 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-2.48.img

But then it simply restarts the whole machine, detects the RAM and devices and goes back to GRUB and here we go again. So it keeps looping. Already tried a couple of searches here, Google, and at RHN but have found no definitive answers. Any pros have suggestions? Or any newbies like me out there have this problem too?
Old 03-04-2004, 04:22 AM   #2
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I only used grub once but I think your root=LABEL=/ is wrong.Should be something like root=/dev/hdyourroot if I remember right.


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