Im new here and im a real newbie at linux
Im currently (well sort of
) running two OS's - Windows XP and Linux MEPIS
I have one partition for windows xp and 3 for linuxs, which are root, home and the swap disk, heh.
ok, so my prob is booting, first from the cd. I put the cd in, boot off:
BOOT 2.6 (Newer version)
and it dosent work. Infact, it dosent work with:
BOOT 2.6 (newer hardware)
BOOT 2.4 (older hardware)
SAFE 2.4 (minimum options)
what happnes is it boots up, and looks like its gonna work fine, then the login screen dosent come up. Instead, the screen goes blank for a second, and as a huge anti-climax, a txt version comes up (like in a console) saying "Login" lol. being a n00b i dont really know what to do
So i now boot off the safe mode version and everything works as it should (exept i dont get a nice blue mepis boot screen, its all with a black backround and dosent look nice). I get into linux now and i install it all cool.
Now it seems to work fine and everything, and i can choose which OS to boot from when i start my pc... i can even select the 2.6 version i couldnt use earlier! (the boot screen is sill black and horrible)
So i start to personalise it and change some settings. If i even touch the graphics settigs (eg monitor frequency & ati drivers) then when reload linux, i get the same problem as when i use the cd... i can get the login screen to come up!!!
This is what happnes:
I select either MEPIS at sda3, kernel 2.6.10
or MEPIS at sda3, kernel 2.4.29
. It boots and i see the progress as its loading. it gets to where the login screens should come, but i get a blank screen for a second and then the message:
MEPIS LINUX testing/unstable LANCER tty1
(Lancer is my pc name btw
then it goes to the text login thing:
so i type in my user name, but nooo sometimes when i press keys it comes up with an error like:
atkbd.c: Unkown Key released (translated set 2, code 0x81 on isa 0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: use ' set keycodes e001 <keycode> ' to make it known.
of course, some of the numbers change when i press different keys, but eventually, i manage to login and put in the password. now it displays:
and i can type stuff in, lolol
i type in:
and it shows
Desktop Documents snb4k tmp
so i dunno what the hell im doing, but snb4k isnt a folder im guessing, so i run that to see what happnes:
and i get an error:
snb4k: ERROR: KUniqueApplication: Can't determine Display. Aborting.
So im guessing the display settings or sommin are really messed up in linux, which is why i cant see the login screen and get into linux.
at the mo im using a Sapphire RADEON x600 Pro (256mb
) and im using PCI express on my motherboard.
do any of you have anyideas why i cant seem to get into linux from the cd (unless in safe mode) and from the hard drive (after display settings have been changed correctly) ?
Id appriciate any help you guys can offer, and sorry bout the huge long n00bish post lol. Hope ive given enough info!