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    booting problem in RHEL4.2 with win xp..

    i installed linux RHEL 4.2, with a dual boot with win xp.
    when i boot into linux from boot loader, it stops after..

    "Red Hat nash version starting"

    and doesn't boot any further. even if i leave it for hours, it stays at the same point...

    what's wrong with my installation??

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    Is the failure to boot on first re-boot after installation or have you been able to use your Redhat? How do you boot your system? Do you xp bootloader or Grub? What is your drive/partition setup? Do you have an installation or Live CD you could use to get some information on your system? If so, run the command 'fdisk -l' as root user to start and post.

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    on first reboot actually after installation

    it ocurred on first reboot after the installation...
    i use grub as boot loader..

    /boot 109MB
    / 78000MB |On
    swap 4000MB |Extended Partition

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  5. #4
    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    If you have a Live Cd, load it and run the command: fdisk -l as root (lower case letter L) and post results. Also, post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst files. It might be /boot/grub/grub.conf, not sure.

    Did you install Grub to the master boot record during the installation? Do you get any errors or messages when the boot fails?

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    Select Recovery Mode option in GRUB Menu. Does RHEL boot up and drop at Shell Prompt?
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