Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35233
Linux doesn't boot on Topline laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:36 EDT
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I have troubles booting Linux after installing Redhat Linux 7.0 on my
laptop (a Topline Insignis 8500 Pro).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose Linux in Lilo boot manager.
Actual Results: Loading Linux...
invalid compressed format (err=2)
out of memory
or sometimes it's just
Expected Results: Starting Linux.
My partition table looks as follows:
hda1 2996M Win95 FAT32
hda2 2463M Linux Native
hda3 243M Linux Swap
hda5 5004M Win95 FAT32
hda6 800M Win95 FAT32
My harddisk has more than 1024 cylinders. hda4 is an extended partition
with logical partitions in it (hda5,hda6).
My boot manager is installed in the master boot record. I've tried
installing the bootmanager in hda2, I've tried the lineair and lba32
options. They all give the same results mentioned above. What might this
possibly be? I had the same problem when I installed Redhat Linux 6.2 in
Booting Windows Millennium with the Lilo Boot manager works.
crc errors generally imply an error reading the kernel from the disk? Have you
checked your disk for any errors with badblocks during the install process?
Closing due to inactivity. If you have further information, please reopen this bug.
I've solved the problem by installing MS-Dos for Windows ME, editing the
config.sys file by adding a menu item for Linux. I boot the Linux kernel from
my Windows ME partition by using Loadlin. That does work.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.