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I have installed for 3 times and had same message.
I do not have any detail more than a put here.
The only event is: after successful completion of install, system calls for reboot. I agree. At restart I see only a message at top of screen with a line. This keeps forever. I was the same for every time of trials.
Now to test my platform, I installed Suse Linux 9 and is running fine.
Reinstalling the grub of course, but before that you have to verify the "cylinder > 1024 problem" (the system might be unable to boot from a partition whose logical cylinder past logical cylinder 1024). If this is not the case (SuSE already successfully installed!), you have to examine two critical files in the /boot/grub directory:
1. /boot/grub/device.map, showing something like this (my dual-boot example):
# this device map was generated by anaconda2. /boot/grub/grub.conf that looks like this:
# grub.conf generated by anacondaThe critical point is /boot partition, here (hd2,0) on /dev/sda, and this information must be the same in both files: device.map and grub.conf. My suggestion is:
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd2,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdc3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
color white/blue black/cyan
title Enterprise (2.6.9-22.214.171.124.2.EL)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-126.96.36.199.2.EL ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows Server 2003
1. copy device.map and grub.conf from SuSE installation on a floppy
2. install OEL once again
3. if the same problem persists go to the 4.
4. reboot the system with rescue CD or the first installation CD and type: linux rescue
5. after booting execute in the console: chroot /mnt/sysimage
6. edit /boot/grub/device.map and /boot/grub/grub.conf according to the content of SuSE's files
7. reinstall grub executing: grub-install /dev/<MBR_disk>, where MBR_disk is probably hda or sda (see device.map).
Hope this will help.