I'm attempting to throw some flavor of linux on my Aptiva 535 [486,
I believe it's ] with 32 megs RAM and a 10 gig hard drive. The drive
has been checked for errors with MS Scandisk and doesn't have bad
sectors. I've tried installing both Red Hat 6.2, Red Hat 7, and
Slackware Linux 7 - they all go through the complete installation
routines, but upon booting the screen freezes with but one character
on it: L.
Is this some LILO boot issue? I can't get past this L screen and
have little to no idea where to go from here. I'm somewhat familiar
with the OS, but that's once I actually get to a login prompt.
Could it be because I have such a large drive? Bad memory? LILO
Any help/advice would be appreciated.