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Old 07-21-2003, 09:23 PM   #1
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Red hat 9.0 not booting up


I have Red Hat 9.0 on my notebook (SONY VAIO, AMD Athlon). I partitioned my Hard disk and installed XP and Linux. Linux worked fine for a while and suddenly one day it did not reboot. The screen flickers and the GUI does not appear for logging in. I force my notebook to shutdown at that point.

I would like to reinstall RH 9.0 if rectification is not there. Please let me knowwhat should I do.

Old 07-22-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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Do the Num Lock and Caps Lock lights on the keyboard flicker ?
If so, then your Kernel Panic.

Did you install or upgrade anything recently ?

You may want to try to boot your Linux in runlevel 1 and take a look at the error logs for more information.

If you want an honest option, it may be easier to simply re-install.
If you have anything important on your root partition, moved them to your /home.
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Thank you Mathieu. I haven't checked that. But i will today. Anyhow I tried to re-install RH 9.0 but could not do so. When I insert the bootable CD it starts up quite nicely but when asked to install from the CD-ROM it says there is no CD-ROM in the CD-ROm Drive. So I was wondering what can I do at this time.



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