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Old 10-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Problem booting redhat 6 after successful installation


I have intel I3 Core Xgen2 Genuine kit in my new system, and have installed Redhat6 in it. Now when I reboot my system, it comes to a blank screen, after BIOS screen options. Help, what should I do. Yes, when I was installing it read the error "problem reading gedit file", but again I tried installing it, it then said, "successfully installed, rebooting " and it doesn't boots since then.. Please help..

My hard disk type is SATA...
 
Old 10-04-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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I have intel I3 Core Xgen2 Genuine kit in my new system, and have installed Redhat6 in it. Now when I reboot my system, it comes to a blank screen, after BIOS screen options. Help, what should I do. Yes, when I was installing it read the error "problem reading gedit file", but again I tried installing it, it then said, "successfully installed, rebooting " and it doesn't boots since then.. Please help..

My hard disk type is SATA...
Nothing much we can tell you, based on what you've posted. All we know is "blank screen", and RHEL6. Can you boot to single-user mode, or runlevel 3? What kind of hardware (laptop/desktop) is it?

If you got errors on installation for one package, chances are you have problems on your installation media, or you had some other sort of installation problem. Since you're using RHEL, you should call RedHat support...they can help you with diagnostics, since you're paying for RHEL, right?

If not, you shouldn't be using it, but use a community-supported distro. If you have a REAL, GENUINE need for RHEL, then load CentOS, which is almost identical to RHEL. Otherwise, another distro (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, openSUSE, etc.), would be better, since they support consumer-grade hardware and the things those systems have. Server distros like RHEL and CentOS are for SERVERS...and hardware that servers run on. Servers don't have things like big video cards, wifi, bluetooth, sound, etc., and support for such devices may be difficult or lacking.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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Sir it is a desktop. And No I am not able to boot to single user mode...
 
Old 10-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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I need to use RHEL only. thats why I am installing it please help. I now tried pressing F8 and thus I reached to the Operating system boot up options.. It asked me whether to boot windows or Redhat. When I enter wndows, it boots the windows properly, but when I enter the Redhat option at the same screen, it again comes upto a blank screen. Is it some kind of Hardware problem??
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
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Is it some kind of Hardware problem??
Doubtful, but possible. More likely an installation problem, bad media incorrect installation. Also, what did you select when you got the option as to where to install the Grub bootloader? If you installed it to the master boot record, it should have given you options for both Red Hat and windows. If you installed it to a separate /boot partition or your / filesystem partition, you will need to put an entry in windows for the Grub bootloader.

So where did you install Grub?
If you paid for Red Hat, you should be able to get support from them as suggested above.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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I need to use RHEL only. thats why I am installing it please help.
Ok...WHY do you need RHEL?? What are you trying to accomplish with RHEL, that you cannot accomplish with CentOS??
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I now tried pressing F8 and thus I reached to the Operating system boot up options.. It asked me whether to boot windows or Redhat. When I enter wndows, it boots the windows properly, but when I enter the Redhat option at the same screen, it again comes upto a blank screen. Is it some kind of Hardware problem??
No, the hardware is obviously working, since Windows boots. If you cannot boot into single-user, runlevel 3, etc., again, your installation was not successful. Reload your OS, and AGAIN, you need to contact RHEL support.

Again, the questions you need to answer are:
  1. Are you PAYING for RHEL? Because if you're not, you should NOT be using it, and using CentOS instead.
  2. WHY do you need CentOS/RHEL?
  3. Are you able to boot into Runlevel 3?
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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No sir I am not paying for RHEL. I am a free user.. And I need RHEL because I have learnt RHCE on it, and thus I am practising on it. Please tell me if centos is similar to rhel in commands and different perspectives.. Will a newbie be able to use Centos. I mean I am asking this because you are striving on centos use. So what are its benefits over RHEL. Now coming to my main issue.. Yeah , I recovered there was some issue with, installation, as I have done fresh installation and it is booting fine. but now a new problem is coming .


After booting, when I shift to virtual terminal, and then when I switch back to GUI terminal, system hangs , and then reboots after some time.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 03:39 PM   #8
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No sir I am not paying for RHEL. I am a free user. And I need RHEL because I have learnt RHCE on it, and thus I am practising on it. Please tell me if centos is similar to rhel in commands and different perspectives.. Will a newbie be able to use Centos. I mean I am asking this because you are striving on centos use. So what are its benefits over RHEL.
Again, CentOS is almost IDENTICAL to RHEL. They are essentially the SAME THING, but CentOS is community supported, and can receive online updates. RHEL cannot, unless you PAY for a subscription.
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Now coming to my main issue.. Yeah , I recovered there was some issue with, installation, as I have done fresh installation and it is booting fine. but now a new problem is coming. After booting, when I shift to virtual terminal, and then when I switch back to GUI terminal, system hangs , and then reboots after some time.
Ok...again, without details, there's nothing we can help with. Saying "some issue with", doesn't tell us anything. Does your system hang if you stay in the GUI? What kind of video card/driver are you using? Resolution? Have you checked your X logs and system logs??
 
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No the system doesn't hangs when I login to GUI mode, at first boot, but it hangs only after a switch back from virtual terminal to GUI mode. Yes, there's some resolution problem definitely. How can I solve it?? I have inbuilt 256 mb internal video card of INTEL.. No external video/graphics card I have installed. other than that , Resolution is 1920 X 1080..

My Display Screen is Monitor Dell ST2220L (LED).

Please help me solving this resolution problem
 
Old 10-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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No the system doesn't hangs when I login to GUI mode, at first boot, but it hangs only after a switch back from virtual terminal to GUI mode. Yes, there's some resolution problem definitely. How can I solve it?? I have inbuilt 256 mb internal video card of INTEL.. No external video/graphics card I have installed. other than that , Resolution is 1920 X 1080..

My Display Screen is Monitor Dell ST2220L (LED).
Please help me solving this resolution problem
Set your resolution lower and see what happens. And AGAIN, you should NOT BE USING RHEL unless you're paying for it. You DO NOT have patches/fixes/updates that paying RHEL customers have, which may very well fix your problem. Which is why you should be using CentOS, since you would GET those things.

As I asked in my last post, what are you seeing in your X logs/system logs when this happens? Have you tried doing a CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to restart X, and see if that helps? And why are you going into a virtual terminal (what are you trying to accomplish there that you can't in a X terminal window?)
 
Old 10-05-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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How about trying to manually boot this O.S if it is Grub Legacy or get rid of the splash screen so the boot process can be viewed?


Why does Lq have a Redhat forum but members have an issue for giving advice for a proprietary O.S? Shouldn't this be taken up with Lq and not the poster? The issues should be with where its is posted and whether Lq should have a Redhat forum. No axe to grind here but the two together do not make sense.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #12
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How about trying to manually boot this O.S if it is Grub Legacy or get rid of the splash screen so the boot process can be viewed?
From what I can gather from the OP's postings, they're able to get things working, but if they go to a virtual terminal (ALT-F7 or the like), X doesn't like it, and hangs.
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Why does Lq have a Redhat forum but members have an issue for giving advice for a proprietary O.S? Shouldn't this be taken up with Lq and not the poster? The issues should be with where its is posted and whether Lq should have a Redhat forum. No axe to grind here but the two together do not make sense.
I mostly agree with you. However, RHEL *CAN* be used freely, but without updates/patches/etc. To me, answering a question about RHEL is one thing, but I always tell an OP to use RHEL Support, and if they're not paying to use CentOS.

I kind of lump this in with HP/UX or AIX forums here, too, since they're also proprietary, paid-for OS'es, but folks occasionally need help.
 
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