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Old 04-28-03, 08:00 PM   #6
airwerx
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Default hda boot problems

Thanks for the reply Brian,

This is a strange problem. I've tested both hda1 and hda2. Swap is hda3 so no reason to go there.

What ended up solving one problem I was having turned out to be resetting the system bios. Upon reboot I now get the grub screen giving me the option of which kernel to boot.

The distribution kernel is 2.4.18-14. I've also configured and installed 2.4.20. Neither will boot from the lone hda. Here's what I'm getting after selecting either kernel with grub.conf pointing to either hda1 or hda2;

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root (hd0,0)

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=/dev/hda2 mem=128M
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x10ea0d]

Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory

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This very kernel will boot from a 1.44MB floppy but won't boot from a 128MB Compaq Business PC.

Thanks again,

Steven Thompson
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