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Old 03-17-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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redhat 8.0 can not boot at Dell Optiplex Gx270

I have been trying to install Redhat 8.0 on a Dell Optiplex Gx270. The installation is smooth without any problem. At last I click "Exit" to reboot the system. The sytem just can not boot. It just display some information and hang there forever.

The following is what appeared on the screen. Would you please give me some hint since I am new to linux. Thanks.

By the way, no problem with Fedora.


Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ
ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq=4) is a 16550A
Real Time clock Driver v1.10e
Oprofile: can't get RTC I/O Ports
block: 1024 slots per queue, batch=256
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver
Revision: 6.31
ide: Assumming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; overide with idebus=xx
PCI_IDE: unkonw IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device f9, VID=8086, DID=24db
PCI_IDE: chipset revision2
PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdcMA, dddio
PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device fa, VID=808c, DID=24d1
PCI_IDE: chipset revision2
PCI_IDE: 100% native mode on irq 9
ide 2: BM_DMA at 0xfea0-0xfea7,BIOS settting: hdeMA hdfio
ide 3: BM_DMA at 0xfea8-0xfeaf, BIOS setting: hdgip hdhio
hde: WDC WD1200JD-75FYBO, ATA Disk drive
hdf: probing with STATuS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
hdf: probing with STATuS(0x00) instead of ALTSTATUS(0x50)
ide1 at 0x170-0x1777, 0x376 on irq 15.
Old 03-18-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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I had the same prob. with RH9. Try switching the boot order of your drives in the BIOS menu. This fixes a lot of problems with linux not booting up.

Good Luck!
Old 03-18-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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The root of the problem

Thanks for all kind help. We found that the machine comes with Serial ATA hard drive which is not recognizable for redhat systems before Fedora. We change change to another parallel ATA hard drive.

have a good day,



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