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Old 06-25-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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system hangs while booting...RH8

I installed redhat 8.0 on AMD athlon/ASUS A7N266. Initially had problem with grub .92 but after installing .93 it started booting but the system hangs at
checking root file system.

Any inputs pls...
Old 06-25-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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what filesystem are you using ext2 ext3 reiserfs? this might be a kernel problem where support for the filesystem is not added in or its possible but unlikely that the data is corrupt
Old 06-25-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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Sound like you have a bad disk!
Old 06-26-2003, 02:42 AM   #4
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This could be an IRQ problem. Either turn off APIC in the Boot options in the BIOS, or add 'noapic' to the 'kernel =' line in Grub. More Grub info at the Grub Guide here:

Look at other BIOS settings here:

While this info is Mandrake-specific, the info about BIOS settings under 'Before Installing' applies more generally to Linux.


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