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Old 09-29-2001, 04:58 PM   #1
Dave VanHorn
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Angry RH7.1 install, blank screen

I'm trying to install 7.1 on a machine that had 6.1 on it previously.
I'm booting from the boot.img floppy.
No matter what options I select on boot (text, expert etc) the screen goes blank after the message "running /sbin/loader"

The CDROM accesses for about 10-20 seconds, but I can't proceed.

Any ideas how to get around this?

I can't boot from the CDROM, the @#!@$ thing swaps a bootable CDROM to drive A, and apparently this causes problems with the system.
Old 10-01-2001, 05:41 AM   #2
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use (type)
"linux ide=nodma" while the first installation screen asks u whether to upgrade or expert mode of installation.
This should solve the problem.


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