linux & start up problems

Posted on 1999-12-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have installed linux mandrake (repackaged redhat 6) on a system with win NT, I am trying to boot off a floppy made during installation, it says Loading.....
produces a page of text then hangs

What can I do ??
Question by:philmeier
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Expert Comment

ID: 2305745
u need a new floppy created and then try
u did not mention whether u were installing from cd or HDD.
anyway this should work
choose a text based install to avoid further probs

Author Comment

ID: 2305827
Am installing from CD, have created a new floppy disk and it still fails, have tried several times, have also tried putting lilo on linux boot partition, and that has the same effect.
any ideas please ?

Accepted Solution

raks04 earned 400 total points
ID: 2306474
hey why dont u boot off the cd (change your CMOS SETTINGS if possible [boot sequence:CD-ROM,A:,C:,) and install the LILO on the linux partition itself.

Expert Comment

ID: 2314380
Its possible that the floppy disk was wrong. Can you try to make another one.
Another posibility is reboot with instalation disk and specify that you wont to make it with linux device.
If I remember well it is something like:
 boot root=/dev/hd* (partition of your linux)
it is explained in the instalation processes....

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