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Old 10-05-2003, 06:08 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Coppell, Texas
Distribution: SUSE 10.1, Kubuntu 6.06 (Dapper)
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Red Hat 9 Installs to Completeion, but wont boot from Floppy

Well theres good news and bad news. The good news is that my first install of RH9 went off without a hitch, and I was able to successfully boot back into Windows XP with no problems.. Thats great!!

Ok, the bad news...I chose not to allow GRUB to install, but instead, allow Red Hat to create a Boot disk at the end. And it did so.

However, when I rebooted, the message comes up that there is a boot failure. Not what I was looking for.

During the install, I installed Linux on a second HDD I had that was blank...I created 5 partitions... a / that was 2gb, /boot that was 100mb, /usr that was 7gb, /home that was 20gb, plus a 1gb swap partition.

Can someone suggest the next steps to take here so I can get this marveolous OS up and running?

Thank you for your help!

Old 10-05-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Malaysia
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not sure about RH 9 , but I guess you can try booting into linux by using the installation cd as long as you know where your linux partition sits - /dev/hd** (slackware can)

btw whats the error that u receive when trying to boot linux using the bootdisk ???

p/s: I think you should consider that 1 gb swap partition, if you have more than 256mb of RAM, you dont really need 1 GB of swap (256mb of swap would be more than enough, besides you can use the space for other stuff that matters)
Old 10-05-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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Well what I did, was just reinstall RH9 and do the whole thing again, and it worked.. so hooray..Im up and ready to discover!

I did run an application...I think it was the email application, and it hung up, and I couldnt get out of mouse no keyboard. I rebooted, but now my boot hangs up on where it tries to initialize the USB controller. I think that could be because of a not-so-clean shut down.

Im going to try to reboot into Linux a little later. Sure sux that I have to use that boot disk, but that will do until I get a dedicated machine for Linux I suppose.


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