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Old 06-14-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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Angry Red Hat 9 boot freeze

I'm totally new to Linux.

I installed Red Hat 9 on /dev/hdc (third time now). I have Windows 2000 on /dev/hda, but ignore that for now. When selecting to boot from the linux drive it show GRUB_ and totally freezes. I tried reinstalling with LILO but I get LI_ and again freeze. The system keeps beeping if the keyboard is used. Nevermind dual-booting, I'll figure that one out once I get Red Hat 9 to actually work!

My system:
Asus A7M266 Athlon XP1800+ 512Mb RAM
C: 40Gb Maxtor NTFS (IDE 1 MASTER)
D: 60Gb WD /boot, /root, /home ext3 (IDE 2 MASTER)
E: Samsung cdr/dvd-rom (IDE 2 SLAVE)

Old 06-14-2003, 03:51 PM   #2
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Where do you install LILO/GRUB?
BTW It's a better idea to have disks on one cable and cdrom/dvd etc on another (it's faster).
Old 06-14-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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After a long hair-pulling session I got it to work. Basically the bios setting for the hard drive had the CHS set to 500Mb. Changing it to >8Gb solved the problem. LILO boots up fine and even displays Windows as option.
BTW an interesting side-effect to selecting user-based HDD is the hard drive doesn't show up in the bios boot scan, but is seen by both linux and windows.

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Thanks all! I'm off to tinker with my new RH9 system!


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