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Old 12-17-02, 10:22 PM   #14
Walt Dizzy
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I can't figure out how to use Lilo with SuSE. So I copied a friend's Red Hat 8.0 disks and installed. I selected Lilo as my boot loader, and the boot failed, it printed "LI" on the screen and stopped. I checked several times, and it always failed at the same point.

I reinstalled RH using Grub as my bootloader, and got pretty much the same message as before, ending with:

Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory.

I can use F5 and the "Linux Rescue" to boot my system, and I can change the root to the hard disk. In SuSE, I was able to boot from the install CD.

I have not been able to locate the boot log in Red Hat (maybe they call it by a different name?), so I uninstalled it. I plan to reinstall SuSE with Grub, and use the installer to boot into the hard disk, and check the boot log. Maybe I'll learn something there.

Thanks, Mandarb1. But at this point it doesn't seem like using the Windows bootloader to select Grub would fix anything. There does not seem to be any problem finding Grub. I'll think about it some more though.

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