[ILUG] wierd booting problem
John P . Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Mon Oct 18 09:16:34 IST 1999
Tried to install RedHat 6.1 on my brand new machine.
First, I had a 4.2 system that was upgraded to a 5.1 system that was
upgraded to 6.0 a few months back. Didn't work - just as it was starting to
upgrade the RPMs, python core dumped, and the machine rebooted. Lovely.
So, next cunning plan was, to try install it fresh on another disk - a
brand new ATA66 disk, I typed "linux ide2=0xd800,0xd809,11" to get the
machine to see my ATA66 drive on a HPT366 controller, as /dev/hde. Didn't
quite work - when I tried to fdisk it, fdisk failed, and there was about 20
lines of IDE-reset/timeout errors on the log screen. Must have got some
setting wrong there.
Ah well. Time to put the ATA66 drive on IDE0, and try again. This time, it
seemed to work - it install fine, and quite quickly too. But, on the first
reboot, it hung just as it was loading the initial ramdisk. Rebooting, with
"linux-up initrd=" didn't make a difference. Anyone seen this before ?
Is it just me, or is 6.1 crap ? Is it just me, or are my home computers
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