I start up red hat after a fresh install, heres the last threee lines before it produces no more out put.
kjournalstarting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted file system with ordered data mode
Freeing ununsed kernal memory: 128k feeded

then it sits there for a while with nothing else. On my friends PC it gets right to the command prompt $, well if youc an help please!

Have you had any version of Linux running correctly on this system before? Give us the system's full specs.

Have you had any version of Linux running correctly on this system before? Give us the system's full specs.

Yes, I run Knoppix 3.7 and Ubuntu.

256 MB Mem
9 GB Free
AMD Athlon 655mhz

Let us know how it goes. Those boot options often do the trick, but if not, we'll try to come up with some other solution(s) for you.