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Old 01-01-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
Distribution: SuSE, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu
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Unhappy Red Hat Installation!!!!!

I've got Windows 98 and SuSE 8.0 running on my main drive, and I've just tried installing Red Hat 5.0 on another drive. My plan was to just disable the drive that I won't be using and set it up to boot from the other, depending on what I want to use...
My problem is that every time I try to boot into it, I get lines of 01's scrolling up the entire area of the screen. I left it for a while to see what would happen, but nothing happened, the 01's just continued scrolling up the screen....
As far as I'm aware I installed it correctly, and I know that there could probably be tons of reasons that are causing it, but I can't really give any clear info as to what the problem is. So, I was just wondering if anybody else has experienced the same problem, or if anybody has any ideas as to what it could be....

Thanks in advance........John

P.S. Happy new year to everybody, all the best....
Old 01-01-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
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It looks that LILO installation wasn't correct. You need to install it again. Do you have a Linux boot disk? The thing is to get to your SUSE. Then you just type 'lilo' (as root) and it should be OK.
Old 01-01-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have a Linux boot disk, but when I try to use it, it always seems to say 'boot failed'. Although I'm not sure why, but I think I heard somewhere that its something to do with the fdimage program.. So I might try and make another using rawrite instead..



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