LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
Bad installation of Mandrake, help please!!


EDIT: Scroll down for new problem.

Hey I'm on Knoppix right now and everything is fine so I wanna install Mandrake and also keep Windows XP on the same PC. That means I need to make a Linux partition right? Because I'm just starting to use Linux I don't wanna give it a large piece of all my space that's why I need to do a custom partition. There is an option to do that on the Mandrake CD but I've never seen screenshots so I'm not sure if I will know how it works. That's why I wanna use Partition Magic. I've heard it's easy to use but ofcourse... it costs money and I don't wanna buy it. So I was wondering if the trial is fully working and just has a time limit. Anybody can tell me? Thanks!




Last edited by DemonFox; 08-02-2004 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
linuxlastslonge
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Franklin, IN
Distribution: Debian, CentOS, Mac OS X
Posts: 158

Rep: Reputation: 30
don't mess with windows partitioning tools. use the partitioning tool included with linux. why? no matter if you are a n00b or a exp3rt with linux, you should use the included tools with linux. partition magic doesn't know to create all three of the partitions needed by linux... in some cases, five partitions, depending on your distro.

just remember to defrag winxp before you run the install/partition on your hdd.


hope that i helped!!!!!!


 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
320mb
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
NO, the partition magic Demo will not make partitions that are usable........
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well I am proud to say... the installation was NOT a success!! Yay!! Knew it was gonna happen. It was just too good to be true.... OK here goes (don't forget we're talking about Mandrake 10):

1. I probably didn't give Linux enough space. Only about 1 GB in total... that's probably the reason why I got the problems.

2. I couldn't test my graphical interface (or whatever) coz "nfs" wasn't running.

3. Linux didn't ask for another CD.

4. When everything was done and I restarted there were 4 (windows, linux and 2 others...) options in the boot menu, is that suppose to be like that?

5. After that I got some green OKs and one red FAILED. I didn't see what was failed but if u want to know I'll look for it again.

6. Even though I got a FAILED I was allowed to pass. Then I had to type the login for Vigor12 or whatever and I didn't know it. After that I did something that made it restart. End of story.

O and I didn't lose any files in Windows....

So.... can anyone help me to get this right again? Please!!!!
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:08 PM   #5
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
1) Mandrake minimal install will run on 65 mb of space
2) *shrug*
3) You prolly just didnt need packages off that cd. The first cd is all you REALLY need, the rest is extra packages
4) yes: Windows, Linux, FLoppy, Failsafe
- Windows = windows
- linux = linux
- floppy = boot from floppy
- failsafe - single-user mode
5) the red failed was probably eth0, this is normal and OK
6) need more info

Hope this at least answered a few questions
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:14 PM   #6
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
What do u mean with *shrug*? Well than the only problem is the Vigor12 thing..... So u need more info? Well I have no idea how to give it to you..... Should I reinstall? It's the only thing keeping me from starting up Linux.

Last edited by DemonFox; 08-02-2004 at 05:18 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:45 PM   #7
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I got more info on the Vigor12 thing. It turned into Vigor11. I was thinking it's my router coz that's a Draytec Vigor2200e (or somethin like that). So when I needed to type the login I typed the login to my router and then I needed to type the pass but the letters and numbers didn't work anymore. So I can't even type a pass......

Sorry that I didn't edit my last post. I did this to get my post up in the forum so someone replys. I'm not really in a hurry (since windows works and all) but it would be cool if I can get to Linux today. And for me it's 15 minutes till it's tomorrow.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:50 PM   #8
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
*shrug* means i dont know
is Vigor12 your login? do you get a prompt like this:
Code:
Welcome to Linux-Mandrake.
Kernel 2.x.x-xmdk
login:
or do u get a graphical login screen? Can you successfully log in? If so, what do you do when you start having the Vigor* trouble?

EDIT: If Vigor12 IS your username, then it should be something like this:
Code:
Welcome to Linux-Mandrake.
Kernel 2.x.x-xmdk
login: Vigor12
Password:
Last login: *******
[Vigor12@localhost Virgor12]$

Last edited by scuzzman; 08-02-2004 at 05:52 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:56 PM   #9
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
lkejwkljglkjdslkfjdkljflkjflkd

Last edited by DemonFox; 03-02-2006 at 06:20 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:02 PM   #10
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
Then yes, the Vigor thing would be your router.
If the keyboard doesnt work, how are you accessing it? thru a browser? an addon program? telnet? GUI or console based? This is what I meant by more information is needed...

What brand of ethernet card do you have? Is it by chance Vigor...?

<edit>
a quick search on google revealed this:
Quote:
Could not look up internet address for Vigor12. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding Vigor12 to the file /etc/hosts.
this was pulled from http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-18994.html

maybe this will provide some guidance?

Last edited by scuzzman; 08-02-2004 at 06:17 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:06 PM   #11
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
You still don't understand?

My keyboard fully works.

1. I restart my pc.
2. I get a boot screen thingy.
3. I choose Linux.
4. Get the green OKs and one red FAILED.
5. Have to login.
6. I type "admin" my router login and then enter.
7. Now I need to type a pass.
8. The number and letter keys (and some others) don't work so I can't.
9. I do Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart.
10. I'm here givin you info
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:18 PM   #12
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
oohhh...
this is the login for you linux system...
type 'valentino' for the username
press enter for the password
the reason no text is displayed is because the password doesnt echo
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:28 PM   #13
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
klaewlkrjlkadsjflkajdlkfjsaf

Last edited by DemonFox; 03-02-2006 at 06:20 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:40 PM   #14
scuzzman
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Kubuntu
Posts: 1,851

Rep: Reputation: 47
yes... this is linux
Vigor11 is the name of your computer... I see where that came form now lol
yes, this si your comand prompt
try this:
Code:
Last Login: Mon Aug 2 22:35:30 on tty1
[valentino@Vigor11 valentino]$ startx
this will get you into the GUI (X-Windows)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:44 PM   #15
DemonFox
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 46

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Does that have anything to do with me choosing not to automatically start X? Probably did huh... Well I'm gonna try it out right now and if everything works OK I'll edit this post and say it works in X-Windows.

Awww.. not again... Too bad that im editing this message from Windows XP.... OK here's some of the last stuff. There was a whole screen with words and I didn't wanna write it all down.

Quote:
XIO: Fatal 10 error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 know processed) with 0 events remaining
If I try startx again I get the same stuff. It also said about lookin on http://www.xfree86.org/. Couldn't find anything there.... I don't see any other option than reinstalling it. What about u?

Last edited by DemonFox; 08-02-2004 at 07:00 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using partition magic to create Linux partition then install EviLBoX Linux - General 5 09-12-2008 06:01 AM
Can I get Photoshop CS2 Trial to work on Linux? IanPappas Linux - Software 8 09-29-2005 06:32 PM
Problem Resizing Linux Partition From Partition magic John_Emad SUSE / openSUSE 5 02-16-2005 01:42 PM
After using Partition Magic GRUB doesn't work... sbaguz Linux - Newbie 8 08-23-2003 02:54 AM
How do I install slackware on a partition made by partition magic in windows bling bling Slackware 4 06-29-2003 12:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration