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Old 10-28-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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Linux not loading, problem with innit key


I am a new user to linux. I just installed Linux and was about to start using it, during the boot sequence an error occured and the last line said 'Innit key not found'

so i can't use linux. Can anybody help me? What is a 'innit key'?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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Re: Linux not loading, problem with innit key

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I am a new user to linux. I just installed Linux and was about to start using it, during the boot sequence an error occured and the last line said 'Innit key not found'

so i can't use linux. Can anybody help me? What is a 'innit key'?
Are you sure this is not 'Init not found'? In that case, something went badly wrong during your install - probably your kernel is looking for the root filesystem in the wrong place. You'll need a boot disk or CD to remedy that.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:37 AM   #3
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Init not found exactely, i don't know what happened, i installed it normally. So what do i need to do with the CD to repair my problem.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:05 AM   #4
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insert your cd and make your computer boot from cd.
when it is boot from cd, type linux rescue to rescue your system.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:34 AM   #5
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Another problem. I used Partion Magic 8.0 to partition my harddrive for linux. Now I am trying to delete the partition, to start over again, because the linux partition part is divided into three sections. When I try to delete the partition, it says error 505 occured. how do i fix the problem??
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:38 AM   #6
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what exactly are you trying to do with partition magic? Are you trying to wipe all the partitions on your hard drive clean, and then start again with linux? If so, then just use the partitioning software that should come with your distro's cd :- [c]fdisk.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:09 PM   #7
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If you want to wipe out all your windows and let linux take it away, you can use the partition manager from your distro, maybe fdisk
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:17 AM   #8
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reinstall when you get to the partition screen let linux do it for you but show results, when you are in that screen delete all the partistions except for the swap file, then add a new one give it the / (root) and go from there
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:26 AM   #9
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Look i have tried all your ideas, but none of them seem to work. Could this be a reason why linux doesn't work

I have two IDE keys, but i can only boot from one of them. So to install linux i have to change the wires around so it boots from the CD drive. Then i have to change the wires around to boot from the hard drive. Could it be that linux has configured the non-bootable IDE key to the hard drive........

Or could it be something to do with plug and play, beacuse i read somewhere that linux has poblems with it.
 
  


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