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Old 10-31-2001, 12:47 AM   #1
damon
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Unhappy Mandrake 8.1 Booting problem


Ok. I have spent the last three days trying to get an understanding as to why my laptop will not boot Mandrake 8.1


The Install was a dream, better then any other. Great job to all the develpoers of this product.

Here is my problem, it installed perfectly - so I thought. During the boot up I run into a problem during the Init phase.

> Init: Version 2.78 Booting

Once it hits this command in the boot process it locks up. Please offer your advice in getting past this error.

I have tried booting from a floppy and reformatting & partitioning and installing many times. I always get the same result. I pray this is an easy fix. Especially since this version recognizes my Linksys USB ethernet adapter.

Thanx in advance
 
Old 11-03-2001, 03:00 AM   #2
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At the lilo prompt, type in:

"init=/bin/sh"

this will bypass init and allow you to get on your system. Read the how-to the find out how to mount the drive, etc.


http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/LILO-2.html


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