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Old 05-17-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
coldmove
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linux not installing


hi,
I had linux 7.3 installed,then i removed that once.For some reason i removed CMOS battery.Now i a trying to reinstall linux 7.3 its not installing properly.It gets installed but it wont boot .It boot from bootable floppy.I want it to be booted from hard disk please help me .
thank you,
madhu.

My processor AMD ATHLON 1.6GHz
40GB hard disk
128MB RAM
OS installed wds XP

(HOw can pass configuration of my hard disk while installing linux ,i guess thats the solution)

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Old 05-17-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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You need to use either LILO or GRUB to be able to boot from a hard disk. Both are very popular boot loaders that can boot variety of Operating Systems. By Linux 7.3, do you mean Red Hat Linux 7.3???
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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Is Windows bootable?
What is your distro?
What is your Linux loader (LILO, GRUB)?

Tip for the future: The answer depends on info you've provided.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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i installed grub and it shows both redhat and windows but when i select redhat it wont go there.
Error message:
memory can't be allocated(something like that)
i know how to install already installed once.Problem started after i removed my CMOS battery,thus clearing the CMOS memory.
As i read system configuration is stored in CMOS so GRUB may not be identifying my hard disk.So i should give configuration of hard disk while installing(boot
which i dont know how to give

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