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Old 06-24-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Redhat (rhel v2.1) bootup problem with linux (linux vs linux-up)

I am a first time Linux user, installing rhel (redhat enterprise linux 2.1) myself on a server already having a windows partition (C: and D:).

After installing the Linux, I cannot boot it up normally. There are two choice in the menu, linux and linux-up, default is linux. I can boot it up with linux-up or usin a boot disk but NOT linux, I got frozen mid way thru.

PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev f9
PIIX4: chipset revision 18
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
	ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1800-0x1807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
	ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1808-0x180f, BIOS settings: hdc: DMA, hdd:pio
-- frozen here --
Anyone know the cause of it and can help me fix it?

I have removed all the Linux parition during the installation, and set up like the following:

dev/hda1 1 to 6, 47 mb, ext2, mount /boot, format
dev/hda3 7to 260, 1992 mb, swap, format
dev/hda4 261 to ..., .... mb, ext2, mount /, format

dev/hda2 ... to ..., ... mb, ntfs, not mounted, no format (D: in windows partition)
Boot loader installed on Master boot partition (default hda4). Using LILO.

Any help or suggestions is apperciated.

Thank you,

Old 06-24-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like the installer assumed your system was dual-cpu (or more) and installed the SMP kernel as the default. Linux-UP is Linux UniProcessor. Typically both will work but in this case there may be some thing is giving the SMP kernel a problem.

If the UP kernel works, go with it.
Old 06-24-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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i don't have an smp machine, but i believe you need to enable systemetric multiprocessing in the bios; if it is not enabled, it will cause the kernel some problems


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