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I just installed linux redhat 9.0 and was having a great time learning as much as I could. After installation I installed gaim(newest version as well as any libraries needed to run it), the newest wine(for a text editor i use), and xfree86 (newest version so i could install the newest driver for my ati radeon 9700 pro)...
Everything was going great until I tried to reboot my system... I got the fresh configuration for redhat screen where I was supposed to remake user accounts and so on. I went through that and tried to log on but got another screen asking me options for log on (default/fail-safe or cancel were the only options)...
Whenever i try to log on with default/fail safe my computer just sits there like a 1500 dollar paperweight... I really have no clue how to play around with the kernel or boot up commands and have no clue why this is happening...
I was wondering if anyone could help me out or if i should just format and reinstall and be a little more gentle next time? If reinstall is the best option, is there a better distro i should use? Or is redhat probably the best for people that are as clueless as me?
I appreciate any help,
msi 648 mainboard
256mB ddr266 (micron)
2 x 40 gB maxtor ata133 7200 rpm hd's
ati radeon 9700 pro
logitec mouse and keyboard
creative labs 5.1 soundblaster
hauppauge tv card (pci)
You said you have RH9 installed and you loaded up some new apps, right? When you rebooted, why did you have to rmake user accounts? Did you not have a user account the first time you installed? Did you leave a cd in the drive when you rebooted?