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Old 03-10-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
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Angry problem installing RH 8.0 -- kernel size

Help, i have a weird install problem !
I have a dual boot box (win98 and RH 8.0) [2 IDE 40 GB drives, one for each OS.]

after installing *all* of rh 8.0 in the second disk, installing grub on the
MBR of the first disk, and rebooting, i get this message:

filesytem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdh=ide-scsi
[linux.bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x10ea0d]

Err 28: selected item cannot fit into memory

Press any key to continue...

so, what is going on here ? i dont know in what units the size is measured, but my
512MB of main memory should be plenty...

i had chosen all the defaults for the RH 8.0 install (auto-partitioning, etc.) -- i expected it to work !
thanks -- josie
ps: the hardware config is as follows:
- A7V8X ASUS mobo -- 1900+ AMD K7 Athlon XP -- 512 MB
- 2 40 IDE GB hard disks (first drive for win98, second for rh 8.0)
(on oboard IDE controller)
- DVD ROM (on onboard IDE controller)
- CD RW 48x16x48x (on onboard IDE controller)
- LS-120 (instead of floppy drive) (on PCI card IDE controller)
- 64MB GeoForce4 AGP
- Dell monitor (oldie)
- MS web keyboard (102 standard keys plus web keys)
- intelimouse PS/2
Old 03-10-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Have you tried booting RH from a bootdisk?
Old 03-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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I had the exact same problem with an ASUS A7N266-VM MoBo. I upgraded to GRUB .93 and was finally able to boot. You can get it from here:


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