How do I boot into text mode to fix video problem?
I'm a UNIX user for many years. I started out with SCO Xenix. Once I can log onto a working system, I can get to work.
I recently got a good deal on an HP Pavillion 524W computer. I decided to install Red hat Linux 9 on it. The installation went okay I guess, but upon completion, I found I can't see anything on the monitor. Obviously the video is screwed up. When I do the installation from the Linux CDs, is it safe to assume that the installation is running under a smaller Linux kernel? I ask because I could see decent video during the installation.
I now need to edit something to fix the video. Trouble is I can't see where I am when I first start Linux up. My boot loader is Grub. Can someone give me some step by step instructions to help me fix my video problem? I tried booting from the boot floppy and typing "linux lowres" at its lilo prompt, but the problem still came up - unintelligible video.