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Old 03-15-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
Ironlegion
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boot problems for red hat 8


Hi i am a newbie as sorts i got this really irratating problem where my machine starts up linux Red Hat 8 and goes through all start procedures until it gets to checking for new hardware and then it just hangs, i left it for an hour mabe two and while it was doing this just incase it had a lot of infomation to sift through, but to no luck . I have recently done a almost complete hardware change apart from the harddrives. One of which is half ntfs format for exta space for my Windows XP OS and the other 20 or so gigs for Linux Redhat 8. (my windoze XP is on the other hard drive). Please help. My system spec are below,

Motherboard = Abit KT700
Ram = 1 gig of DDR 400 pc 3200
Processor = atherlon XP (thorughbred) 1.8 clocked to 2.1 gighertz
Graphics card - ATi Radeon 9800 XT - dual screen setup
1x 20 gig hard drive 1 x 40 or 60 gig not sure tho
Please help it would be much appreciated.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:00 PM   #2
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can you start up in interacive mode ?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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You could try some tricks to get it working and then spend a lot of time reconfiguring everything. Or, you could just reinstall the operating system. As long as you don't change the partitions, your data should be okay.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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I agree with deadbug - I assume that you've already gone into BIOS to make any necessary changes there, but given that you've replaced "everything but the harddrives" you might as well start with a clean slate. That's just my 2 cents. Before doing anything though, be sure to backup any important data just to play it safe. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:47 PM   #5
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Hi,

I am having the same problem. I know why this comes up, but I dont know how to fix it.

I am having a USB wireless adapter for my Internet, and I altered the file /etc/modules.conf and put "alias usb-controller ohci-hcd" in it to make it work. I think removing that line can solve the problem, but I dont think that change will allow me to get connected to the Internet at all.

Ironlegion, do you have any external USB hardware attached to your PC? I am sure that is where linux startup is crapping out at "checking for new hardware"

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Thanks,
Vijay.
 
  


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