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Old 06-12-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Hang during the boot

Hi guys, i am new in linux. But since i need to use it for my work i have to learn it. My company is using Redhat Enterprise 4 . So i took an old box Dell Precision 410 with Dual P3 Processor, 1 G of RAM to install redhat.

The installation seems pretty smooth although it is a little bit slow.

Here is my setting:

Mount Point Size
/ 10G
/tmp 10G
swap 2G

/build(in hdb) MAX

Everything for the package installation.
Selected "No firewall"

and the rest are default.

After the installation, the Box reboot and appear this message during the boot.

I can't even login to there. May i know what is the problem? hardware failure or???

Thanks in advance

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Old 06-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #2
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Could see 640x480 image
couldn't make any out it.
Old 06-13-2007, 12:27 AM   #3
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Sorry about that, i have changed the size. please have a look.
Old 06-13-2007, 03:25 AM   #4
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wait for a while.. about 30 minutes.. it may be detecting network..

to be sure shift to other view... ctrl f1/f2/f3/f4/f5/f6/f7?
Old 06-20-2007, 09:45 PM   #5
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Smells to me of hardware failure, but too early to be sure. Test your RAM and HDD . . . can't hurt to be safe.
Old 06-20-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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No, that's not a network-related problem. Although it's too soon to tell, I suspect a hardware issue . . . test your RAM and HDD and let us know what happens. Can't hurt to be safe anyway.
Old 06-21-2007, 11:38 AM   #7
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what is the H/W configuration?

its look like system hung after GURB bootloader selection.

give a try to boot into single user mode, follow below steps to boot into single user mode.

If you are using GRUB, use the following steps to boot into single-user mode:

If you have a GRUB configured.

Select Red Hat Linux with the version of the kernel that you are currently using and press "e" for edit. You will be presented with a list of items in the configuration file for the title you just selected.

Select the line that starts with "kernel" and type e to edit the line.

Go to the end of the line and type "single" or "1" as a separate word (press the [Spacebar] and then type single). Press [Enter] to exit edit mode.

Back at the GRUB screen, type "b" to boot into single user mode.

let us know the result.
Old 06-24-2007, 05:48 PM   #8
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I think it may be related to not using a /boot partition and labels. The system isn't even loading the initrd.. Thats probably because it cannot find the /boot/initrd...

Just a thought.


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