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NoSpam <nobodynowhere.com> wrote: > I just installed Suse 8.2 and now when it boots, the screen just > says > GRUB _ > with a flashing cursor. I can't type anything, it won't go on, > nothing. Any ideas? Reinstall grub, or install lilo. Peter...

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    Default Re: GRUB won't boot Suse 8.2 (fresh install)

    NoSpam <nobodynowhere.com> wrote:
    > I just installed Suse 8.2 and now when it boots, the screen just
    > says
    > GRUB _
    > with a flashing cursor. I can't type anything, it won't go on,
    > nothing. Any ideas?
    Reinstall grub, or install lilo.

    Peter
    Peter T. Breuer Guest

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    Default Re: GRUB won't boot Suse 8.2 (fresh install)

    NoSpam <nobodynowhere.com> wrote:
    > On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 19:59:22 +0100, Ian Northeast
    > <ianhouse-from-hell.demon.co.uk> wrote:
    > I actually tried LILO and it wasn't real descriptive either. When it
    > tried to boot, it printed out the number "99" a whole lot of times,
    That's real descriptive. Look up bios error 99.
    > then locked up.
    No it didn't. You just couldn't tell the difference.o
    Put the kernel somewhere else - your bios can't boot it where it is at
    present. Ditto all of /boot.

    It's likely on a secondary ide device or something.

    Peter
    Peter T. Breuer Guest

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    Default Re: GRUB won't boot Suse 8.2 (fresh install)


    "NoSpam" <nobodynowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:qdhoiv89l5jhomhfmbs44sack7vhlh8ult4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 19:59:22 +0100, Ian Northeast
    > <ianhouse-from-hell.demon.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > >In a case like this it can sometimes help to replace grub with LILO
    > >temporarily. LILO is more verbose with BIOS error messages. This is how
    > >I diagnosed the one I mentioned. See
    > >[url]http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/fhassel_grub_lilo.html[/url], although as this
    > >refers explicitly to 8.1 it may not be totally correct.
    > >
    > >Regards, Ian
    >
    > I actually tried LILO and it wasn't real descriptive either. When it
    > tried to boot, it printed out the number "99" a whole lot of times,
    > then locked up.
    >
    99 is not a lilo boot message,It is a Bios code error
    So it is likely to be a BIOS error not a Lilo Error
    AS you can see below 99 is not a known code - what Version of bios is your
    machine - check up what code 99 is?

    Mike.

    If the BIOS signals an error when LILO is trying to load a boot image, the
    respective error code is displayed. The following BIOS error codes are
    known:

    0x00
    "Internal error". This code is generated by the sector read routine of the
    LILO boot loader whenever an internal inconsistency is detected. This might
    be caused by corrupt files. Reinstall IPCop or recreate the boot media.

    0x01
    "Illegal command". This shouldn't happen, but if it does, it may indicated
    an attempt to access a disk which is not supported by the BIOS.

    0x02
    "Address mark not found". This usually indicates a media problem. Try
    again several times.

    0x03
    "Write-protected disk". This sould only occur on write operations.

    0x04
    "Sector not found". This typically indicates bad disk parameters in the
    IPCop PC's BIOS. If you are booting from a large IDE disk, you should check
    whether the IPCop PC's can handle the disk.

    0x06
    "Change line active". This sould be a transient error. Try booting a
    second time.

    0x07
    "Invalid initialization". The BIOS failed to properly initialize the disk
    controller. You should control the BIOS setup parameters. A warm boot might
    help, too.

    0x08
    "DMA overrun". This shouln't happen. Try booting again.

    0x0C
    "Invalid media". This shouldn't happen and might be caused by a media
    error. Try booting again.

    0x10
    "CRC error". A media error has been detected. Try booting several times,
    and if all else fails, replace the media.

    0x11
    "ECC correction successful". A read error occurred by was corrected. LILO
    does not recognize this condition and aborts the load process anyway. A
    second load attempt should succeed.

    0x20
    "Controller error". This shouldn't happen.

    0x40
    "Seek failure". This might be a media problem. Try booting again.

    0x80
    "Disk timeout". The disk or the drive isn't ready. Either the media is bad
    or the disk isn't spinning. If you're booting from a floppy, you might not
    have closed the drive door. Otherwise, trying to boot again might help.

    0xBB
    "BIOS error". This shouldn't happen. Try booting again.


    Michael Forster Guest

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    Default Re: GRUB won't boot Suse 8.2 (fresh install)


    "NoSpam" <nobodynowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:qdhoiv89l5jhomhfmbs44sack7vhlh8ult4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 19:59:22 +0100, Ian Northeast
    > <ianhouse-from-hell.demon.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > I actually tried LILO and it wasn't real descriptive either. When it
    > tried to boot, it printed out the number "99" a whole lot of times,
    > then locked up.
    I found some more help on Google that may explain the problem
    Is this your error?

    L99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 and it goes until about half the screen is
    filled, then it stops.

    1) Linux doesn't like a Tualatin CPU in a BX motherboard.
    --so I switched back to an OLD Celeron 333a.

    It's gotta be the kernel I used. I'm gonna re-try this CPU with a
    motherboard that Natively supports Tualatin.

    Once I switched out the CPU, everything was fine.

    What hardware are you running?

    Mike.





    Michael Forster Guest

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