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