help with RedHat 4.2

help with RedHat 4.2

Post by Alex Tatistche » Mon, 25 Aug 1997 04:00:00

I'm just reading Redhat Linux Unleashed and it says that if LILO only
gets to the L it should also provide a numeric error code.  He says
this error is usually due to a media failure or geometry mismatch.
Not much help I know but the error code (if any might help).


On Sat, 23 Aug 1997 16:39:18 -0400, Yinghao Ma

>    I'm new to Linux......
>    I installed RedHat 4.2 on my computer, but when it boots, I only
>get "L", no "ILO" then no any reponse. I tried several times, even try to
>install LILO on floppy disk, but still got the same problem. What I'm
>afraid is my partition of my hard disk(hope I need not repartition it).
>Following is some information:

>HD: WD 3.1G
>    Partition : 1. 500M     DOS Primary(Where the downloaded Linux exists)
>                2. 2G       DOS extension
>                   1G  D, 500M E, 500M F.
>                3. 450M     Linux
>            4. 50M      Linux Swap

>Motherboard : M Technology 534F Mustang (SIS chipset, Award BIOS)
>CPU     : AMD K6 200 MMX

>Any suggestion is greatly appreciated!


>Yinghao Ma


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