HELP: Linux freezes on bootup

My newly installed linux freezes everytime I bootup like for 16-25 minutes. Please help me about this matter. I have been using it for about two weeks now and this is the first time it froze this long. Is it the setup configs? please let me know.

Setup:
Redhat 4.2
pentium 200 32 MB RAM ASUS Motherboard
sdf100597Asked:
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jetxCommented:
sdf,

I think you have recently installed a new software or you have modified your host and hostname file. This files are important because other program rely on it. For example server programs such as Sendmail, your nwclient, which will active it for support to novell if you have on running, your apache httpd server.
To fix this problem try restoring you default configs in your /etc directory, and make sure that you don't touch again your /etc config files without backing up or making a failsafe copy of all your modified configs.
if this doesn't work try reinstalling Redhat.

regards,

jetx
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sdf100597Author Commented:
It worked! thanks alot for the information jetx. Can I please know your email so when I encounter anymore problems I can email you up.
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jetxCommented:
you can reach me at jeff@kaibigan.com

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sdf100597Author Commented:
thanks
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