Unable to boot my machine

Steve Fink stevef at netvantix.com
Tue Jan 11 07:09:26 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 23:00 -0800, Richard Crawford wrote:
> Okay, I'll go crawl back into my hole now.
> Earlier, I'd tried to create a boot floppy before reading the 
> information that said that the FC3 kernel is too big to fit on a single 
> floppy.  Stupidly, I'd left that floppy in the floppy drive, and 
> forgotten about it before rebooting the computer, but the BIOS still 
> boots from the floppy after the CD-ROM drive but before the hard drive.
> So I'm guessing it's time for me to get a brain transplant, and then go 
> to bed.  Sorry for wasting the bandwidth.
> Richard Crawford wrote:
> > I ran up2date and installed the newest kernel on my machine, but now I 
> > am unable to boot my computer at all.  I set the newest kernel as the 
> > default in the bootloader, and rebooted the machine.  I got the 
> > following error before it even got to the GRUB screen:
> > 
> > SYSLINUX 2.11 2004-08-16 Boot failed
> > 
> > On the off chance that this might have been a problem with the new 
> > kernel, I booted the computer from the FC3 rescue disk, and switched the 
> > default kernel back to the older one, but that of course did not work.
> > 
> > Any thoughts?  This one's got me stumped.
> -- 
> Slainte,
> Richard S. Crawford (http://www.mossroot.com AIM: Buffalo2K)
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LOL! It's not anything I haven't done myself.



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