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Old 08-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #1
zmdmw52
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Question Fedora Core 9 & Windows XP dual-boot


Tried the install method described in this thread (reply # 5 & # 6 : Windows & FC9 Linux on separate partitions, with option to choose which OS to boot through the BIOS). To do this, I disconnected the Windows HD (as I have 2 Hard Disks: 250 GB IDE with Win XP Pro & 500 GB SATA on first partition of which I installed Linux, after disconnecting the 250 GB IDE (Windows) drive).
The FC9 install (done with a boot FC9 DVD) itself went smoothly. After re-booting, I got the Fedora OS selector screen and booted into that, but then there was a display problem (use a 17" LG Flatron L177WSB Monitor) and the screen went blank with Error Message (provided by LCD firmware) stating: 'Refresh rate out of range" with a Vertical Refresh Rate displayed of 77.5 MHz). So, I re-booted, went into BIOS and chose the on-board VGA as the graphics display.
But got the same Error Message ("Out of range" or something similar) with the on-board display selected.

(System Hardware Specs are at the end of this post).

What could be wrong? I think Fedora 9 would not have got the drivers on-board/during install for the Graphics Card or the Motherboard/On-board VGA. How can one troubleshoot this?



Hardware details:
CPU: Pent 4 640 (3.20 GHz) (Socket 775LGA)

Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 Mainboard (nForce 610i chipset)

PCI-E Graphics Card: XFX GeForce 8400GS (512 MB)

On-board Graphics: GeForce 7050 (specs as in Mainboard link above)

RAM (Memory): 2 GB DDR2 at 667 MHz

OS (on 250 GB IDE (Master) HDD): Win XP Prof SP3



Guidance greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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If you use a LCD monitor you should set the refresh rate at 60 Hrz
If the refresh rate is to high you get the message input out of range
Strange things is that it is not detected by Fedora 9 during install or did you change it , normally FC9 detected it on her own
 
  


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