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Old 08-08-2002, 01:38 AM   #1
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RH wont boot

Need help here pls!

I just installed Linux Redhat 7.3 on my system at home and cant get it to boot into Linux from the HDD or the Boot disk you make.

I have a 60Gb HDD, OS installed are Win2k and 98SE on Primary.

My harddisk are partitioned thus:

c: 10Gb Primary Partition
I big Extended Partition of 37.5 GB with 3X 10 GB and 1X7GB in this, as logical drives.
I left the last 9.75GB free on my drive to install Linux to.

So I installed Linux on the last part of the drive from the install CD it said it would be on /dev/hda3.

Rebooted with the floppy I created and no go. I wanted to see if I could get it going so I didn't install LILO.

I can get to the partiton from the CD and its all there. Any help would be appreciated pls.


Old 08-08-2002, 05:48 AM   #2
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Try booting from your install cd and when you get the boot prompt enter
linux root=/dev/hda3. Press <ENTER> and see if it boots up rh 7.3.
Old 08-08-2002, 06:53 AM   #3
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You can make a root floppy. If you put a small linux version on a floppy and boot it, then you can mount all partitions on the harddisk.
This way you have at least access to your new partitions.


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