> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Flynn [mailto:pflynn at imbolc.ucc.ie]
> Subject: [CLUG] Odd boot failure on new install of RH6.2
> A colleague just installed RH 6.2, having defragged her 20Gb Windows
> installation and used Partition Magic to truncate it and create a new
> partition for Linux. All went well, but on reboot, it displays:
>> and hangs. Obviously it is picking up the start of LILO, correctly,
> but then something is going wrong. Any clues?
IIRC, If the kernel is above cylinder 1023, you'll see that. Newer versions
of LILO can, I think, deal with that if some newer BIOS calls are present.
Writing a kernel to floppy and setting the root with rdev might be the
simplest way around the problem.
To get the system to boot in order to do the floppy magic, try booting from
the RedHat CD and see if it'll let you feed the kernel on the CD a root=
argument. I think it can be done.
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