Linux will not boot past "INIT: version 2.84 booting!
Posted 30 July 2003 - 05:31 PM
I installed Linux Redhat 8 yesterday from a CD and it installed fine! I then tried to boot it and it stopped at "INIT: version 2.84 booting". I do not know how to get it to start booting past that. I let it sit for 24 hours and it still was at the same thing. I turn on my computer and it goes to the menu to boot to Linux fine. But then, once it starts booting everything, it just stops at "INIT: version 2.84 booting". Can anyone help me with this problem fast? I really need help! Is Gateway EV700 compadible with Linux Redhat 8?
Posted 31 July 2003 - 12:53 AM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 02:47 PM
I just figured that out a minute ago. It is not a Gateway EV700, thats the moniter. The computer says select on the tower. It is a Gateway brand. It has an Athlon 3 prosessor. NVIDIA Video card, a 20g hard drive, and 128megs of ram. That's all I know. Also, someone said booting without APM. What is APM and how do you turn it off if that is the problem. I again am sorry for telling you the wrong computer stuff.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 06:44 PM
they cut as many corners as possible. the hardware that they use is bad and getting worse (my last computer was a gateway and i had to replace everything but the case and have heard about many people with similar experiances) portage central high school recently bought 10 new gateways for the school newpaper (i'm on the newpaper staff) and 1 of them shipped with a bad cd-rom drive, one with a bad floppy, one with motherboard problems, and one with a hard drive that died 2 weeks after we got it. It seems unbeleiveable but its true. this is out of ten computers TEN! thats 40% of the computers that came with hardware problems.by the way they each costed $1000.
so once the warrenty runs out if you have to replace hardware don't replace it with stuff from gateway which usually cames from the lowest bidder
As far as compatability is concerned its like Admiral LSD said,
(theres even a distro out for a ti-86 calculator)