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Old 09-22-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation Bootup stops @ "Configuring Kernel Parameters"

Hi Friends,

My System stops while booting Linux at the following message

"Checking Kernel parameters."

My System: P III, 810 Chipset MotherBoard, 20 GB HDD Seagate barracuda(Now, another 80 GB added) Redhat 7.2

Detailed Description:
10 days ago, I added 80 GB Seagate barracuda Hard Disk and DLink Internal Modem 56 Kbps.

From the next day, X (I mean GNome/KDE) would not startup.
& From Yesterday,

"Loading DMI Data" the one we get prior to Dual Boot Prompt took nearly 10 seconds,
& then Linux did not load at all.

It gave OK at the message "Configuring Kernel parameters. "
& then did did not go ahead.
All my key strokes were displayed on screen.

Help me.

Yesterday Night, I tried booting with Linux Boot Floppy.
EVen that stops at the above said point.

Last edited by mallikarjunasj; 09-23-2004 at 07:08 AM.
Old 10-21-2004, 03:19 PM   #2
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I'm getting the exact same error. I've been googling for answers for DAYS Could someone please help us!
Old 10-21-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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is it a scsi drive that u added ????

Check if u kernel was configured with scsi support...

I dunno wether the following would work but give it a shot
check if ur /boot/grub/grub.conf has --- > the kernel parameter --> ide-scsi passed to it..

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
Old 10-25-2004, 11:19 PM   #4
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Thanks UsualTuxpect,

Actually I overcame this error.
Don't laugh at my naivety.

All I did was booted the System with Linux Boot CD.
I proceeded until Partitioning and quitted there.

Now, the system is working fine, Except that Startx will not work.

No, Mine is not a SCSI drive.
Old 10-28-2004, 03:06 PM   #5
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I had this problem with a fresh RH 7.3 installation. I had the machine syncing to an NTP server to have the clock set to network time. I had also enabled auto power-on in the Mother board BIOS
That's when it would halt.
I got it to run again after I disabled the auto power-on.

After I removed the NTP clock syncing the machine started fine (even with the BIOS again set to power-on).
Now I just use ntpdate out to the time server once a day to keep time sync'd.
Hope this helps.


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