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Old 02-06-2003, 11:20 AM   #1
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Linux Won't Boot

I recently installed RH 8.0. Upon restart, everything looks fine until I get the following:

ext2_fs error (device ide0(3,2)): ext2_check_page: bad entry in directory #2: unaligned directory entry

pivotroot: pivot-root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2

kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

Where do I begin? I've already attempted reinstalling once to no avail. I checked my installation media (CD), and they passed the test.
Old 02-06-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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You don't say what you are trying to install RH8 onto! If you can be a little more specific with you hardware as RH8 seems to be very particular. I have installed RH8 on my laptop and on my desktop at home, however, tried installing it on a desktop at work and it failed. Any further information may be of help otherwise make sure you are meeting the minimum system requirements.

Old 02-06-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

System Info:
Dell Dimension XPS D266

Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
192 MB RAM
STB Velocity RIVA 128 Graphics Card
6.0 GB EIDE Hard Drive
EIDE HP 8200 CD-RW Drive

What other information would be helpful? Please Help!

Last edited by baller20; 02-06-2003 at 05:29 PM.
Old 02-06-2003, 07:55 PM   #4
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I have a system similar to yours (a Dell XPS R400 with a 400 MHz Pentium II, but with three hard drives) and had all kinds of trouble loading RH 8.0. The CD that I downloaded and burned got into the installation phase OK but would always hang up before finishing (a check of it's md5 said it was OK). A RH CD that I bought (not from RH, but a $5 one) would hang up repeatedly at the blue install screen. I finally gave up and went to Mandrake 9.0 -- no problems at all.


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