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Old 06-26-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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I have a Big Problem i think

I had to switch computers because the main one i am having a problem with.

I installed mandriva2006 and was able to login as root. I didnt know the commands to get into the GUI of the OS. I looked up a command list and printed it out so i am all goo their.

I decided to reinstall mandriva and set it up so i had user name and password and that it would automatically go into the GUI instead of Text form.

The problem is after installing and my computer rebooted, it gets to the Verifying DMI Pool Data...... and all is 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 and so on.

Ive tried formatting and reinstalling several times, even the way i originally installed and i still get the Verifying DMI Pool Data...... 99 99 99.....

Please Help
Old 06-26-2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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The second phase of the lilo loader isn't where it is supposed to be. Make sure that the currect drive is active.
If you boot up with the first install disk, and enter the option "rescue", you can try to fix things that way.

Select the menu option to mount the system under /mnt. After that, cd to /mnt, and then use the chroot command so that the root partition is your normal root (/) partition:
cd /mnt
chroot /mnt
bash -l
mount -a

Now your paths should be set up normally.
Take a look at how your system is partitioned:
fdisk -l
Also look at your /etc/fstab file. Compare the two listings and fix any mistakes.
Double check the contents of /etc/lilo.conf. Fix any errors and then update lilo:
Look at what is output. If one of the partitions listed in /etc/lilo.conf isn't listed or there is a syntax error, then the update will be aborted, and you need to fix the problem and rerun the lilo command. One possible cause of the problem is that there was an error rerunning lilo and so the MBR wasn't update with the changes.

Another thing to check is the boot order of the hard drives. If you have more than one drive, make sure that the correct one is listed first. Some computers let you select which drive to boot from on the fly. Sometimes it is the F3 key.
Old 06-26-2006, 04:20 AM   #3
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ok i set it to /mnt and went to console and typed:
cd /mnt
chroot /mnt
bash -|
mount -a

Here is what i got:

/dev/hda1 has wrong device number or fs type ntfs not suppoted

Mount: /dev/hdb1 already mounted or /mnt/win_c2 busy
Mount: according to mtab, /dev/hdb1 is mounted on /mrt/mnt/win_c2
Mount: /dev/hda5 has wrong device number on fs type ntfs not supported

Also when i type fdisk -| i just get an >

When i type /etc/fstab i get Permission Denied

Also the boot sequence doesnt matter with the Verifying DMI Pool Data it just does the same no matter which Hard drive i have booting first so i went back to default.

I have searched all over google but got no help there.

I am pretty much a complete newbie to linux so i appreciate you helping me out.
Old 06-26-2006, 05:13 AM   #4
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Well n/m Im all good now. I just booted to XP cd and did fixmbr and then reinstalled mandriva and it works.

All i need to know now is how to run my dual monitors on mandriva2006 if anyone has any info on that.


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