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Old 03-04-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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problem with booting redhat linux 9

When I boot my system, it boots up to this screen:

Mounting proc Filesystem: [OK]

Mounting initrid [OK]

Configuring Kernel Parameters [OK]

After this system just hangs

I re-installed the entire redhat 9 linux but problem is still there
I also tried to boot from floppy but same thing happens again and again

is there anything I can do about this

Thanks in advance
Old 03-04-2004, 02:26 AM   #2
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What are the specs of your system? Never happened to me but if it did, I would research on the hardware that I am currently using (to see if it has problems with the distro) or perhaps try a different distro like debian, redhat 8, mandrake, suse, etc...

Old 03-04-2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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can you boot from the installation CDs.

The cds have a rescue mode where you can fix problems.

Your system will be mounted under /mnt/something/

it should tell you where it is mounted.

One thing to check is that the initrd directory exists on your system (mkdir /initrd). Remember that when you first log in you are not in you filesystem you are in a virtual filesystem. your filesystem is mounted under the /mnt directory somewhere so you will have to change your root context before you do anything.

try reinstalling the kernel if this does not work. Before you install anything though you will have to change yout root context to whereever your system is mounted.

good luck

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