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GRUB hangs when booting into REdhat8.0

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hi,
i got a problem booting into REdhat8.0 which was newly installed to my
low-profile computer.

my computer's hardware information: Cytrix 300, Quantum 2G harddisk,
64M memory

i had no problem installing RH8.0 on it, but after finishing the
installation i got the following on the screen when booting:
veryfying DMI pool data...
GRUB

then the computer just hang there!

i used all default configurations. i didn't do anything specific during
the installation.

could anyone help me out?

Thanks
KEN
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by:lnxgeek
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Is this a prompt, like

grub>

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by:ken021600
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no it's not a prompt. just "GRUB".

i forgot to mention: before installing RedHat8.0 i've tried installing Mandrake8.1. The installation was smooth, but i got the same problem with GRUB.

thanks.
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by:lnxgeek
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Ok. Shouldn't be a problem getting you back in, using the boot install CD and 'rescue' mode. Can you provide a little system information such as:

Are you dual-booting any other OS?

What device is your Redhat install on (/dev/hda2 for example)? Can you provide some specifics on your partitioning scheme?

Is it really a 2GB (TWO) or 20GB (TWENTY) HDD? I can't imagine a default RH install fitting on just 2GB...

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by:ken021600
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thanks a lot for your help.

actually i've figured it out. i changed the HD mode in my BIOS from "large" to "LBA" and now everything's fine.

thanks again. and what do you want to do with the 50 points? pls let me know.

KEN
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by:lnxgeek
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Ok, glad to see you got it working. Since I didn't do anything to help, keep the points for yourself I suppose. =)
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