You've spent an entire afternoon installing Linux. In order to make space for it, you wiped your MS-DOS and OS/2 partitions, and tearfully deleted your copies of SimCity and Wing Commander. You reboot the system, and nothing happens. Or, even worse, something happens, but it's not what should happen. What do you do?
In Section 2.5.1, we covered some of the most common problems that can occur when booting the Linux installation media---many of those problems may apply here. In addition, you may be victim to one of the following maladies.