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Old 05-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy redhat 9.0 stops halfway thru booting

i have just installed redhat linux 9.0 but when it is loading it stops when it gets to "finding module dependencies". on a couple of occasions it has gotten ferther thru and then stopped but mostly it stops here.

im fearly new to linux so i have no idea of how to fix the problem. i dont really wonna have to reinstall linux if i dont have to, so please help me
Old 05-12-2004, 12:44 AM   #2
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You could help us to help you by giving some more information.

Is this a desktop system? A laptop system? Could we have the make and model number if it's a laptop, or the make and model of your motherboard if it's a desktop?

Is this a dual-boot system, or a Linux only system?

Did you have any problems during the install? If so, what were those problems?

Have you tried to use RedHat CD 1 as a rescue disk to boot into your installed system?

If you don't have Windows on the same machine as this RH install, I would suggest downloading a LiveCD distro such as Knoppix and booting the machine from that. Live CD distros boot and run fully from the CD-ROM drive and don't need to be installed to the HDD, so you could use it to find out more information about what's going on with the RH system files and post it using Mozilla (when we tell you what information to look for).

If Windows is on the same system, you could use the Explore2fs file manager to view the RH system files so we could at least begin to figure out what might be wrong, or you could boot that system from a LiveCD as well.

Please give us more information about your system, and we'll have a better idea how to proceed with troubleshooting.
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I can't say this will help, but I've seen a few similar situations with laptops. In those cases, not loading the pcmcia stuff helped boot it, then you could alter those settings later on. In those situations, they were e-machine amd64 laptops with linksys wireless cards, and not having the drivers meant that the network cards could be seen, but the boot would lag for a very long time, essentially locked up, but actually just waiting for a response from a card that never came. Using Knoppix, we figured out that the 'nopcmcia' option allowed the computer to boot, then we loaded the ndiswrapper drivers onto the system, and everything was pretty much peachy.

Not that this is your problem, but generally, these things first appear much worse than they actually are. Knowing Linux, like any other OS, is best with others who use the OS as well. If you can't get it right away, don't give up. Try another distro, or spend some time searching LQ and/or google, and you'll eventually end up doing what all of us do. Smacking yourself in the head, going, "why the heck didn't I think of that in the first place?!!"


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