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Old 10-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
Blueshark
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Accessing CD drive on boot


OK I dont know my way round linux so please be patient.

My system - Pie Box (RHEL AS) will not boot, it only displays a black screen and cursor.

I believe I need to install my graphics card drivers - it is a Nvidia 6800 GT. I have got the drivers on a CD, but how do I access them from the shell??

I was under the impression the CD is in /mnt directory- but I couldnt find it there?

Please could someone help
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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So you just get a command prompt after you have logged in ??

What linux distro/version are you using ? (redhat7.3/slackware9 etc........)

(If you need to use the cd you will need to mount the drive)
 
Old 10-11-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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Distro: Red Hat Enterprise AS (rebadged)

I can get to the command line using the Rescue option, when I boot up with the install disc.

What command do I use to mount the CD drive?
 
Old 10-11-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
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maybe a stupid question but , have you installed redhat already then ??
 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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Yes it installed all fine. Just get a black screen when I try to boot into it..
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:13 PM   #6
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do you see any kind of bootloader ??.

Have you taken the install media out of your CDrom drive before restarting your computer.

are there any messages/text after the normal bios post screen has been displayed ?
 
  


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