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Old 01-27-2003, 09:46 AM   #1
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booting problem with redhat 8.0

when i installed the redhat it installed everything fine.. but when it had to boot the system.. it wont boot .. it comes up to the grub OS selection screen and when i choose linux.. and press enter .. and.. restarts the computer by it self.. nd keep on doin that.. anyone know wats the problem with it.. or tell me wat can i do to fix it.. please ???

Old 01-27-2003, 11:33 AM   #2
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can you boot into the OS from a floppy disk ?
(presuming you created one in the install process)

if you didn't...

run the install process again and choose "upgrade existing system"
add some stuff
and reinstall the bootloader

personally I have not managed to get Grub to work ever
it always leads to errors and non-starting systems
whereas Lilo has always worked for me
Old 01-27-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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yeah i have the bootdisk.. but when i try booting frm it.. it still doesnt work.. and now i tried and put the Linux HD in to my other computer and it works in it.. but when i try putin bakk in to bakk to old one.. it doesnt work.. well the computer i'm tryin to use it is..

P1 150MHz
32 MB ramz..
so i donno if that is a problem.. cuz when i put the HD in Celeron 400 it works fine in it..

if you know let me know.. now i know that the problem iz not wid GRUB

thnx man..
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You have two problems:

1. A P150 with 32 MB of RAM. This computer is barely capable of running Windows 95. It isn't going to run something as sophisticated as Red Hat 8.0, or any other Linux program with a GUI interface. Stripped down versions of Linux or BSD would work. There is nothing wrong with these, but you will be working from the command line interface (CLI)--the Shell Prompt.

2. You configured everything for a different computer--different motherboard, different RAM and probably different PCI cards. Modern operating systems configure themselves for the computer they are installed on and must be reinstalled/reconfigured if the disk is put in another computer.


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