Re: [aclug-L] More on lost kernel
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At 11:49 PM 5/13/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>Ok folks, the latest. The young man tried to install with the
>>same boot disk that I used to install last weekend. Same result.
>>After he selects the option to install RH6.0 and it starts to
>>try to load and uncompress linux it stops with the error message
>>that the kernel can't be found. He's trying to set up a dual
>>boot with windows on a NEC machine. Any ideas what he might be
>>doing wrong or why he might be having this problem. I really
>>need to help this kid with this.
>Wayne, I can't help you with that exact problem, since I've never
>encountered it myself, but I can tell you where I'd go to research it.
>1) Since it's RedHat, I'd go look at the errata section of their web page
>for v6.0. They almost always have some stuff in there, even for a new
>release. That may be of help. They may have a FAQ or other support stuff
>on there too, I don't know.
Did this, no help.
>2) If you bought an official version of RedHat, they offer installation
>support for the first 30 days (I think that's the right time). So you could
>call or email 'em and they'd probably help you.
Nope, downloaded an iso image.
>3) Go to www.deja.com (formerly dejanews.com) and grab the "power search"
>section. Search for the verbage of your error message with a newsgroup
>specifier of "comp.os.linux.*" (don't include the quotes). This may turn up
>someone with a similar problem, and hopefully an answer.
Didn't try the "power search," but didn't find anything with the regular
>4) Ask the question to a broader audience, comp.os.linux.misc, for example.
>Asking the aclug list is good, but most of us have limited experience with
>this. I can tell you a little about Slackware, a lot of people here only
>run Debian. Install problems are typically pretty specific to the
>distribution, so we may not be able to help you. (I've actually done a
>couple of Red Hat systems, but never ran into anything like that, haven't
>used 6.0 yet though)
This I haven't tried, but I will. It's really a strange problem.
Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it.
>Hope you figure it out!