linux wont boot

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    linux wont boot

    i had linux installed on my comp (slackware) and yesterday i putted in some extr ram onto the mobo. Now linux wont load anylonger. I used to go on startup to LILO and then icould choose to boot linux.
    Now i inserted a boot disk from slackware.... then he gives pages of warnings when i boot with it.. something bout kernel and memory and cpu=0 anyhow i just want to have my linux back or delete the linux native partitions and swap space.
    ::edit::
    actually it would be great if i just found a way to delete the linux partitions+ swap. because right now i can acces about 400 MB out of the 6400 MB.
    any help would be great ..
    Last edited by GanglyLamb; 02-13-2003 at 08:32 AM.

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    I seriously doubt putting extra RAM in your box would hose your Linux install. Are you sure you didn't knock something loose while inserting the RAM? Have you reseated all hardware in the computer to be sure everything is in there good? Those would be my first steps......
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    k it took me some time i just pulled the ram that i just inserted bak out and guess what ?? evrything goes perfect now .... if i could only let u see all those errors it gave me with the ram in it ....
    so right now im gonna boot with linux boot diskthen root disk and then ill delete all linux partitions , plug in the extra ram then see what it does....

    Maybe the linux booting wentcrazy because i enabled external cache and overclocked it 2 times ....

    ::edit::
    huh <<error>> crc errors when trying root disk and KERNEL PANIC
    im also in panic
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    Heh, I put my Linux (slackware) disk in another computer ( different mobo, ram processor ) it worked just fine
    i guess you could boot the linux install disk and run cfdisk or something to remove the partitions, don't know if that's a great idea though. have you tried the RAM in another computer? maybe its broken.
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    Ram isnt broken and i deleted all the partitions with cfdisk ....
    afterwards on startup i got an error saying invalid partition-table...
    so i figured i'll boot with a win9x disk and partition the harddisk with fdisk so ive got a primarydos partition set up right now... wont do a thing well and linux is still giving errors..

    i mean if i pull evry ram but one out of it it works fine if i plug in some more ram linux starts freakin ..go figure
    anyhow im going to sleep, feeling dizzy

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