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james
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:01 pm    Post subject: Install/boot Help Reply with quote

Hi All. I am running out of ideas. I have installed a number of times and never get the system to run. The best I got was a GRUB prompt after reboot.

I followed the instructions each time and haven't where I could have gone wrong.

Any suggestions?

AMD K6/2
ASUS P5A Mobo
396 MB RAM
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dArkMaGE
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well for starters, where did you begin?
stage 1, 2, or 3

and what happens when it 'stops'?
does it just die.... or does it print out a bunch of error messages
if so youll want to post them so we can give you more help

keep on trying :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dArkMaGE is right. We are willing to help; just need to give us more information.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:13 am    Post subject: install/boot help Reply with quote

Hi All.

It's installed from Stage 1.

Most times the reboot causes it to go back to the BIOS POST.

One time I got a GRUB prompt that I could do anything with.

Any thing else I should tell?

James
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dArkMaGE
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, interesting...
another shot in the dark: you didnt by any chance compile everything with any kind of insane optimizations....
you can also try unplugging any hardware you dont absolutely need (especially usb stuff, that likes to give people problems)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:04 pm    Post subject: install/boot help Reply with quote

Hi All.

Got it. The problem was with the HD which was frustrating to track down.

Now to find why my tulip eth modules does not load......

The message after modprobe is "can't locate module Tulip".

Any Ideas?

Thanks,

James
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: install/boot help Reply with quote

james wrote:
The message after modprobe is "can't locate module Tulip".

Any Ideas?


Um...did you compile tulip support into your kernel as a module?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You remembered select the module from the kernel config menu?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:02 pm    Post subject: install/boot help Reply with quote

That was the prob. Recomplied the kernel and we're on to the step.

*******Where do we find the grub menu.lst file to update it?*********
Found It !!!!

Thanks for all your help.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 11:21 am    Post subject: how do I compile tulip? Reply with quote

i have the module support in the kernel, but am not sure how to compile the module.

the version on the boot CD is not compatible, I get version mismatch errors
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