Hullo folks, i'd like any help I can get installing red hat on my St1200. I've persued most of the threads here and it is clear that a) red hat 9 is workable on the St1200 and B) it should be relatively easy to do.
here's what I got. I pulled the HD out of the St1200 and put it into a dell inspiron 5000C (celeron 450mhz). From there i installed linux using a custom install, but going with with the standard partitions:
/dev/hda1 ext3 103MB
/dev/hda2 ext3 37667MB
/dev/hda3 swap 384MB
the installation went fine on the dell, i made sure to use lowres (i.e. 640x480) minimal colors and had it boot straight to text i.e. no X or GNOME.
after checking out the install on the dell, everything seemed to be in order, i moved the HD back to the ST1200.
there it booted up and after the initial BIOS screen (where it shows the specs), it freezes and shows a capital letter "L"
i have a keyboard attached.
for the record, I am a total linux newbie, i have significant unix admin (not build) and windows experience.
any help would be appreciated.
it is red hat 9, ST1200 with a 40GB Hard drive installed (which the BIOS is recognizing)