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Old 12-31-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question Linux installation error


When i try to install Linux Redhat 8.0 on my computer it hangs at

blk: queue c02e836c, I/O limit 4095mb (mask 0xffffffff)

my computer has plenty of HD space and 384 mb of ram (or somthing around that). Ive tried everything but it still hangs there. somone said in another thread that this was already solved in another post, but I cant seem to find that post.

any solutions?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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hi there


maybe u should try formatting ur partiton or choose another partiton
this seems a hdd error to me

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Old 01-01-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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I had already formated my c: drive, and im pretty shure nothings on it anymore.
When I start my computer the normal way (with nothing in the cd drive) it says,

NTLDR is missing
CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

I dont know if that means nothing is there to startup from, or a file called NTLDR is missing. I could just re-install windows to see whats going on.


ok, yes, i googled the NTLDR is missing error, and the NTLDR file is gone. Would it be alright if i just installed windows (and let it format the partition on install), and then just install linux over that?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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u can install windows
and linux on other partition

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Old 01-01-2005, 04:19 AM   #5
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ok, yes, thats what im going to do. im downloading Partition Magic now. Thank you.

happy newyears everyone!
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:31 AM   #6
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keep me posted on that!!
happy new year to you also!


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Old 01-01-2005, 04:33 AM   #7
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Have you tried a newer distro? RedHat 8.0 is way old.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:49 PM   #8
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NTLDR is missing
If you've ever left a floppy in the drive under Win NT, 2000, or XP, you'll get this error.

I suggest that you locate the free MS utility DELPART and run this. It will remove all partitions and leave you a clean drive, ready to install to. Run the following google search for download delpart.exe and you'll find a source for it. Put it on a bootable floppy and run it from there.

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