trouble with a crashing Redhat 5.2
Posted on 1999-11-19
I installed RedHat 5.2 on my Pentium 90, 48 meg ram. I have 3 hard drive, 1gig-1gig-and 1.5gig. I had Win98 and WinNT 4.0 (dual booted). I used Disk Druid to cut my 1.5 gig down to 1000meg linux native, and 64meg linux swap. My bootable hard drive is c, linux put on d. I installed linux on the 1st sector of the bootable partition, (not MBR). Since Linux was put on another physical hard drive, Linux for Dummys said to install on 1st sector of boot partition, and access that drive with the Linux Custom Boot Disk.
All was fine for a few days. I could boot into Win 98, and Win NT 4.0. And when I put in the Linux Boot Disk, I was able to access that operating system, and get XWindows.
Then, last night I tried the Linux Boot Disk to get in again... and fail messages came... then a constant scrolling of errors...scrolling scrolling continuously. I needed to shut the computer off (cntrl-alt-delete didn't work). I tried again, same thing. I got back into Disk Druid to delete that / (mount point) partition, and add a new partition. I did a full reinstall of linux again, and now my Xwindows has fails, but I do have command prompt capability.
Should Linux be on the Bootable Partition C:\, instead of having it on a separate physical drive and Boot Disk it?
Is deleting and creating a mount point is Disk Druid creating an XWindows problem?
Does having a DOS 6.22, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 Server in the MBR create a problem for linux installed on
the 1st sector of a bootable partition?
Should I install in this order DOS 6.22, Win98, WinNT, Linux?? ((Before I did DOS 6.22, Win98, Linux, WinNT))
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!!