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Problem installing RedHat 5.0

Freson
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I've just got RedHat 5.0 through a magasine and the only instructions I've got on how to install it is those which followed in the magasine. The whole installation works just fine until it's time to reboot the system. Instead of LILO starting I get a lot of 1 and 0 all over the screen. What has gone wrong? I've got a P166 MMX 32M with a 2,1G harddrive with Win95 and a 500M harddrive where I've tried to install Linux.
My second harddrive, the one with Linux, is installed as a second master and called E: under Win95. During the installation program it gets the name hdc1 and hdc5.
I have no idea where LILO is installed, how do I find out? I can't do anything with the computer after trying to reboot the system, not even start Win95.
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I think this means you have lilo trying to boot the wrong partition. Give us some more details on your hard drive setup, as well as where you installed lilo (mbr or superblock). Can you still boot win95?

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First, check your system is bootable without LILO.
Boot from the installation boot disk and type at the boot: prompt:-

      linux root=/dev/hdc1
or, if the root partition is on hdc5,
      linux root=/dev/hdc5



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I have tried to boot from the installation disk (the disk for RedHat installation is the only one I've got) now and the only thing that happens is that the installation program starts up.
When using the boot disk from the magazine, boot from that into rescue mode.  From there mount your /dev/hd(1-9) and view your lilo.conf file in /etc and make sure that the file is trying to mount the correct hard drive that lilo is loaded onto
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