Serious problem while booting from my Mandrake 9.1 /9.2rc CD
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:03 PM
If I choose to boot with the alt kernel, 2.2.18 or 2.2.19, everything goes well but when I reboot after the installation proces, it's still trying to boot with 2.2.24 and.... system hang when booting... almost directly.
So, how can I make sure, mandrake keeps booting with 2.2.18/19 instead of the newer one??
Posted 06 October 2003 - 07:47 PM
if you are using grub as your boot loader, look at /etc/grub.conf or wherever mdk puts it. if you are using lilo - check lilo.conf respectively. dont forget to run lilo after altering the conf file for changes to take effect. grub does not require that.
also dont forget that google and man are your friend. man grub for more info.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:02 PM
I can't BOOT linux so how can I change any config file at all???
Ok, when I installed linux, reboot, bootloader.. choosing an option and it doesn't matter wich one cause my system hangs after choosing an option to boot......
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:21 PM
in that case -
whats the error message? kernel panic, what? you might need to pass some parameters to the kernel, depending on the error.
otherwise, just make sure you choose the 2.4.19 kernel during install, that'll prolly require going into expert mode or choosing individual packages, dont remember how mdk has.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:40 PM
Sometimes I can be very euhw, 'unclear' If you know what I mean.
Anyhow, if I boot from CD, I can choose the Working kernel,
but after mdk installation has been completed, it uses the not working kernel.
And I have no idea how to choose another kernel via the bootloader.
And if this is possible, what bootloader would you recommend and what paramaters and btw, what distro are you using?
This problem of mine occurs with Mandrake 9.1/9.2 . RH. Lycoris
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:59 PM
(im a redhat fan myself.)
just type the last 3-4 lines of text you are getting. IF you are getting any messages. as far as bootloaders go, my preference is set to whichever is installed by default.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:42 PM
another suggestion is to let is sit for a while, see what happens. also, at the bootloader try this... hit a, delete all the parameters, type linux=single and hit enter. that *should* boot you into runlevel 1, sigle user mode, this is where most of troubleshooting occurs. see what happens. if you get to a command prompt - great, type in dmesg | less and look for errors to get a clue on whats going on.