Linux - NewbieThis 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!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
When booting to my GParted Live CD version; 0.3.6-7 on a Intel Core 2 duo based new system with a nvidia 9600 GT video card which is connected DVI to a 17 Dell LCD, it starts the loading process but then stops on this error; Fatal server error, no screens found, and fatal IO error 104 on X server. So is this an issue with needing the newer version of the GParted partitioning tool, or do I need to use my VGA adapter to connect the monitor by analog VGA, since my video card has only 2 DVI connections and no VGA ?
So is this an issue with needing the newer version of the GParted partitioning tool?
That is certainly possible. Try the newest version of the GParted live CD to rule that out. There is a new version of GParted live CD version 0.4.3-2 as of March 6: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/news.php
Since you have a newer video card I think it would be good to try the newest version of GParted. Your version 0.3.6-7 may not support your video card.
You could also try a Parted Magic live CD: http://partedmagic.com/
The current version of Parted Magic was released Feb 25, so that is up to date also.
Well I did try the newer version of the GParted partition tool,(0.4.3-2) to re-size and change my internal SATA hard drive, which did boot to and it did complete the re-partitioning process fine. But after a reboot into the Windows Vista it did not load that boot loader, it just hung on a dark screen with the cursor. A boot to the Vista disc for a repair did not fully fix that issue, so I had to do full re-format and re-install. So is this due to the GParted tool not compatible with the Vista 64 bit type O/S ? I just made my windows C partition larger from 80 to 120 GB, and then created more partitions for future Linux installs, so 3 primary, and 1 extended partition with some logical volumes.