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Old 11-21-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy 99 99 99 99 99..........


I just installed Mandrake 10.1 on a box and for some reason if I reboot the box after installation in just sits there with the following:
L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99

Anybody with any idea?
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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That sounds like a fishy problem...only thing I can think of would be to try a reinstall...if that doesn't work, maybe you've got some unsupported or even faulty hardware (memory, mobo, or hard drive perhaps). Do other OS's or Linux distros work?

I would also suggest using a more descriptive and less annoying thread title that 99 99 99.... Try something more along the lines of Mandrake 10.1 "99..." error on reboot.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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Well it seems liek it was one of two things that I did wrong and with my experience and currentl Linux knowledge I won't be surprised if I am wrong.......

I did the re-install part and the only two things I did different was not to change the default graphics and also to set the boot loader on a seperate partition than the main partition if that makes any sense???

All seems to be workign now
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:32 AM   #4
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The above happens when you have incorrectly targetted the location to install Lilo/Grub to, or part of the MBR has been wiped out.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:52 AM   #5
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oh i did that once, tried to stick mandrake over the top of redhat, didn't like it.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:16 AM   #6
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hahaha

Hey. I had the same problem happen to me, i was really angry - but I somehow fixed it. I have a suggestion/recipe. Try to reinstall the bootloader - as said in the previous reply you had. Make sure that you use Lilo with Graphical interface. And make sure that it boots off hda1, make everything point to hda1. Make sure you have force no ACPI checked on, and the second option turned on as well ( i forget what it is ). Notice how noobish I am as well.
PEACE.
Hope it works, dawg!
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:47 PM   #7
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Odd .... I had this EXACT same problem when I tried installing MS-DOS 6.22 on a machine a while back...
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:33 PM   #8
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99 99 9999999

I got the same 99 99 99 the first time I installed MandrakeLinux 10.0, then I figured that it was due to I put /boot beyond 1048 sectors of the hard drive.

I move the boot partition to within that sectors and the result is good.

You can google with input 99 99 99 error message and will get more information.


Peter
 
  


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