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Author Topic: Computer Won't Boot  (Read 1132 times)
gacl
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« on: July 19, 2008, 03:09:47 pm »

Hi, Guys,

So, i bought this SSD for my other portable, i installed 5.9, and everything was OK, but the hard drive always showed up as hdb. So i thought: "That's not right, it should be hda". I checked the BIOS and the drive was not being recognized. So i put the jumper on the drive and it is now being recognized by the BIOS but the computer won't boot. I checked with 5.8 Live and the drive's showing up as hda now.
The computer freezes after LiLo. Some of the lights in the computer start to flash but i can't tell what message the computer displays because of the splash screen. . . probably "kernel panic?"
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 03:23:39 pm »

Try putting the install disk in and reinstalling Lilo so that it finds the correct drive.

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 04:36:24 pm »

Thanks, kc1di.

I did that and i chose standard display to get rid of the splash screen and i can see now that it is in fact a kernel panic. I'm not going to bother anymore with it and just reinstall. Thanks.

Gus
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 11:14:10 am »

Sorry, I suppose this is too late now. But here it is anyway for future reference:

You probably had to change /etc/fstab as well, since your partitions changed. You could've used a liveCD or something to get to it, and changed all references to hdb to hda.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 08:32:57 am »

I did try that to some extent but since i'm not an expert on this matter i didn't get far. I guess i should had asked about that but i was in such a hurry to get that computer going. . .

Thanks.
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